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Give Befitting Reply To Terrorists By Electing BJP Government, Says PM Modi: Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins Lok Sabha election campaign today.

Give Befitting Reply To Terrorists By Electing BJP Government, Says PM Modi: Highlights

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: PM Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Jammu and Kashmir.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Uttarakhand said he did not witness any development before 2014, saying the Congress was responsible for the corruption lack of development, migration from Uttarakhand villages. 

Earlier, in Meerut, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the opposition while keeping the focus on a strong government, saying his administration had shown the courage to conduct a surgical strike in all spheres -- land, sky and space. The contest is between a "a decisive government and an indecisive past", PM Modi said at a rally in this western Uttar Pradesh town a day after announcing that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite.  He said the country''s 130 crore people had made up their minds that the NDA would return to power.  "... India has made up its mind who to vote for... For proof, see the large number of people attending this rally," he said amid loud applause from the gathering. Calling himself the nation''s ''chowkidar'', Modi said, "It was this chowkidar's government that had the courage to conduct surgical strikes on land, sky and space. India should develop, India should be secure from enemies." The country is, for the first time, witnessing a government that knows how to deliver, he said.

Later in the day PM is will be visiting  Akhnoor (Jammu and Kashmir) . All these seats in the three states are scheduled to go for Lok Sabha polls in Phase-1 of the elections on April 11, 2019.

Here are the highlights of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections:

Mar 28, 2019 17:56 (IST)
After the air strikes in Balakot, unfortunately, a few Congress leaders as well as a few leaders from PDP and NC gave statements which were hailed in Pakistan! How can anyone accept such statements, says PM Modi
Mar 28, 2019 17:56 (IST)
What has puzzled me is the Congress' attitude nowadays. Is it the same Congress that Sardar Patel was a part of? Is it the same Congress that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was a part of and fought for India's independence: PM Modi in Jammu
Mar 28, 2019 17:53 (IST)
PM Modi Addresses Rally In Jammu 

I urge people to give a befitting reply to terrorists and their patrons by electing a BJP government in the upcoming elections: PM Modi
Mar 28, 2019 17:52 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi On NYAY Scheme: PM Modi Demonetised India, We'll Remonetise It
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said that his party's election promise of a minimum income guarantee scheme for the poor is aimed at fixing the "damage" caused by the Narendra Modi government to the country's economy through ill-considered initiatives such as demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Mar 28, 2019 17:52 (IST)
For BJP, Congress's Urmila Matondkar Suggests A Shortcut To "Vikas"
Congress's newest leader, actor Urmila Matondkar, today attacked the systematic trolling that has vitiated the social media, saying had the money been spent on development, it would have benefitted the country
Mar 28, 2019 17:35 (IST)
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Shatrughan Sinha Heads To Congress, Says "I'm A Supporter Of Nehru-Gandhis"
Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who refused to quit the BJP for years despite a relationship best described as "complicated", has finally decided to join the Congress. His meeting with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and their photo together confirmed what had been brewing for days.
Mar 28, 2019 17:02 (IST)
PM Modi in Uttarakhand 

  • The dream that Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji saw for Uttarakhand seems to be on the road to reality today
  • Ever since you gave this chowkidar your blessing, I worked night and day to ensure that development and progress reaches every corner of Uttarakhand: PM Modi in Uttarakhand 
  • Be it the Chaardham road, Bharatlama project, Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail line, work is happening at a brisk pace
  • You all know very well what they (Congress) did with Bofors. Today, you see heavy weapons and artillery guns being made in India. These are already being inducted into the army. Our soldiers are now finally getting better bullet-proof jackets
  • It was Atal ji's government that had started buying Rafale aircraft to strengthen our defences
  • The whole country saw how 4 generations in the Congress dynasty promised to remove poverty. Do you all trust them even one bit? 
  • I appeal to you all to press on the Lotus symbol and ensure that the good work being done continues
Mar 28, 2019 15:29 (IST)
He says:
  • The alliance of AGM, Bodoland party and BJP can win 14 seats of Assam.

  • In Kaliabor, Rhinos were poached but in our regime we put the poachers behind the bars.

Mar 28, 2019 15:28 (IST)
Amit Shah addresses rally in Kaliabor, Assam.

Mar 28, 2019 14:55 (IST)
PM Modi alleges, Congress has cheated the people of India for 72 years, its the reason behind the prevalent poverty in the country. 
Mar 28, 2019 14:55 (IST)
PM Modi alleges, Congress has cheated the people of India for 72 years, its the reason behind the prevalent poverty in the country. 
Mar 28, 2019 14:53 (IST)
PM Modi says, Congress can never understand the sentiments of people. The way Congress behaved with the Armed Forces, they repeated the same behavior with farmers and the poor people. Congress is repeating its promise of 'Garibi hatao', which it had promised four decades ago. This is the biggest proof of Congress' lie.

Mar 28, 2019 14:50 (IST)
When we entered the homes of the terrorists and killed them then is it right to question valour of our jawans? Is it right to abuse our Army Chief? Will people forgive those who give anti-national statements just to become a hero in Pakistan?: PM Modi
Mar 28, 2019 14:48 (IST)
The culture of fear is not the culture of this Chowkidar. The Opposition and the enemies of the nation should listen carefully, we are not going to fear anything, says PM Modi.  
Mar 28, 2019 14:43 (IST)
A Former Uttarakhand CM who is also a candidate from this time had only one job, to mark attendance in Delhi Durbar. He did not care about unemployment or other issues facing the youth in the state which forced people to migrate outside the state
Mar 28, 2019 14:41 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, We are working on rail lines, highways, roadways... things which were being demanded for years. 

Mar 28, 2019 14:39 (IST)
The speed at which the BJP government initiated development has turned Uttarakhand into an industrial hub, says PM Modi. 
Mar 28, 2019 14:38 (IST)
With a sharp attack on Congress, PM Modi says, Who did all those scams? Who brought the destruction? Should Congress, which has been unjust to the people of Uttarakhand, should they get another chance? Shouldn't they be punished? 
Mar 28, 2019 14:36 (IST)
Modi accuses the Congress of "destroying" Uttarakhand, whereas he says BJP revived the state and brought development to every corner. "After all the damage that Congress did, does it really deserve to be voted to power again?" he then asks the people. 
Mar 28, 2019 14:31 (IST)
PM Modi in Rudrapur says, The way they are insulting the Armed Forces... this land of Uttarakhand is in one way the land of brave hearts. On this land, the chowkidars of this land have come out in such large numbers to bless one chowkidar. 

Mar 28, 2019 14:29 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses Rally In Uttarakhand.
Mar 28, 2019 13:32 (IST)
No sooner PM Modi concluded his rally in Meerut where he took pot shots at the Congress on various fronts, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala accused PM Modi of "theatrics and drama" in the name of campaigning. He further added that PM Modi owes Congress an apology for all the offensive and false statements he made against the party. 

Mar 28, 2019 13:10 (IST)
Sitting MP from Punjab Harinder Singh Khalsa, suspended from AAP, joins BJP.
Mar 28, 2019 13:08 (IST)
PM Modi has concluded his address in Meerut. His next rally is later today in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand.
Mar 28, 2019 13:01 (IST)
Give us your blessing for a second term... give us your blessing to make Uttar Pradesh into Uttam Pradesh, says PM Modi. 

Mar 28, 2019 12:59 (IST)
PM Modi says, from Nehru and Indira Gandhi's time you hear them talk about Gareebi hatao, even today, after generations have passed, you see the Congress still make the same false promises to mislead you. Though there is a lot still to be done, we have taken few initiatives to eradicate poverty and have already implemented them. More needs to be done, but at least now you know who has done and who have mislead you in the past.
Mar 28, 2019 12:54 (IST)
These mahamilaavat leaders flourish when the country has cracks, when the country is weak, because they can exploit this to make their personal fortunes. But now they are scared because India is uniting, becoming stronger, and they now know that they can no longer exploit the people. I on the other hand have no fortune and no desire to create one either. All I thnk about is making India stronger, developing India. Your love is all I need. I am not in this to create personal fortunes, says PM Modi in Meerut. 
Mar 28, 2019 12:51 (IST)
Our scientists were demanding for testing of shooting down of satellite in space, their government (UPA) postponed this decision also. To make India of 21st century strong and for its security, this decision should have been taken long ago. But it kept getting delayed, says PM Modi. 
Mar 28, 2019 12:50 (IST)
Hitting out at the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi says, "Old enemies are now friends. From '2 ladke' its now 'bua bhatija'. This just shows that for these people there is no bigger traget than power."
Mar 28, 2019 12:44 (IST)
"Our air force asked for new aircrafts but they ignored the requests. They didn't even provide bulletproof jackets and neither did they allow our scientists to launch anti-satellite missile." This is because the opposition wants to keep the nation week, PM Modi alleges.
Mar 28, 2019 12:40 (IST)
Launching a scathing attack at Rahul Gandhi, PM Modi says, Now, you all saw how India created history yesterday by achieving a feat in space, to ensure we emerge stronger globally and ensure our safety, but see the kind of funny things people in the opposition have been saying. Some of them are so bizarre that one can't help but question their level of intelligence. One such person spoke about Theatre... It is both worrying and funny at the same time. In theatre you see sets being shifted... now tell me, what do you say about someone who does not even know the difference between a theatre set and an ASAT?

Mar 28, 2019 12:37 (IST)
Did women feel safe under previous governments? Did they do anything to ensure better safety for you? But now, you would have noticed and felt the change ever since the Yogi Adityanath government came to power. You now read about criminals being scared to roam freely. It was our government in the Centre which ensured that rapists get the most severe punishment - that of death. We have taken various initiatives to ensure better safety for women, says PM Modi. 
Mar 28, 2019 12:31 (IST)
"Under these mahamilaavati (adulterated) group of leaders, did you see how terrorists flourished under their shelter... Did you not see incidents of terror from across the country under their rule? So, tell me, can you trust such people, who shelter them," says PM Modi.

Mar 28, 2019 12:26 (IST)
India's 130 crore people have made up their mind that in 2019, Modi government is going to form the government again. There is a specific reason behind kicking off my election campaign from Meerut. I salute our respected Chaudhary Charan Singhji. Chaudhary Saheb is among the great sons of the country who forced the country's government to pay more attention to the farm cells and farmers. 
Mar 28, 2019 12:22 (IST)
It was this chowkidar's government that had the courage to conduct surgical strikes. India should develop, India should be secure from enemies: PM Modi

Mar 28, 2019 12:21 (IST)
Taking a swipe at the Congress' NYAY scheme, PM Modi  says, "People who couldn't open bank accounts are now saying that they will directly transfer money to the poor, what will they possibily do?"
Mar 28, 2019 12:19 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the 2019 election is the fight between dumdaar BJP and daagdaar opposition.
Mar 28, 2019 12:18 (IST)
For the first time, the country is witnessing a government that knows how to deliver, says PM Modi
Mar 28, 2019 12:18 (IST)
"I will give you an account of what I did and I will also give you an account of what others did, or didn't," says PM Modi. Calling himself the nation's Chowkidar, PM Modi adds that he will bring justice to all and adds, "We as a party are on the path to development. but others have no policy or vision."
Mar 28, 2019 12:16 (IST)
India has made up its mind. 130 crore Indians have decided who will return in 2019. For proof, see the large number of people attending this rally. In 1857, it was here in Meerut that the revolt against the British had begun. Chaudhury Charan Singh is a true son of the soil. He worked all his life for the betterment of the people. I salute him.
Mar 28, 2019 12:13 (IST)
In the days to come, I'll not only put forward NDA's report card, but also ask the Opposition why they had failed earlier. On one hand, we have strong development. On the other hand, there is a lack of vision: PM Modi

Mar 28, 2019 12:12 (IST)
When I sought your blessings five years ago, I said I'll return it with interest and I will present a report card of my work. I also said that I'll seek the report card of what work was done in the 60 years before that: PM Modi

Mar 28, 2019 12:12 (IST)
The Prime Minister has begun his address at Meerut, where he is campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. "The upcoming general elections to the Lok Sabha is a matter of the people's dreams, aspirations and expectations," he says. 

Mar 28, 2019 12:06 (IST)
The Prime Minister has begun his address at Meerut, where he is campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. 
Mar 28, 2019 12:01 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressing the rally in Meerut. Meerut, is among the seven constituencies in Uttar Pradesh that will head for voting in the first phase on April 11.
Mar 28, 2019 12:00 (IST)
As the campaign for Lok Sabha election begins, I will be addressing two public meetings in Assam, one in Kaliabor and the other in Jorhat. Lets resolve to bring back Modi Sarkar again, tweets BJP chief Amit Shah. 

Mar 28, 2019 11:57 (IST)
Mar 28, 2019 11:55 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing a rally in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh shortly.
Mar 28, 2019 11:48 (IST)
Mar 28, 2019 11:18 (IST)
Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka chief HD Kumarasway says that the IT raids carried out on Congress and JD(S) leaders in the state are Modi's 'real surgical strikes'. "Highly deplorable to use govt machinery, corrupt officials to harass opponents during election time," he tweets.
Mar 28, 2019 11:07 (IST)
Mar 28, 2019 10:16 (IST)
PM Modi, made an official announcement on his rallies for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections starting today from Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Rudrapur (Uttarakhand) and Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir).
Mar 28, 2019 10:05 (IST)
A panel of the Election Commission that is looking into the opposition's allegations of poll code violation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to submit its report to the watchdog today, sources told NDTV. The Election Commission is also likely to take a decision on the report today.
Mar 28, 2019 09:51 (IST)
Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who has been associated with BJP for about three decades, will join Congress today, a senior party leader said in Bihar capital Patna on Tuesday.

"Shatrughan Sinha will join Congress in New Delhi on March 28 at 11.30 am ... He will be our candidate from Patna Sahib", chairman for the state Congress election campaign committee Akhilesh Prasad Singh told reporters. Mr Sinha is a two-term BJP Lok Sabha member from Patna Sahib Singh but has been dropped by the party which has chosen to field union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from the seat.
Mar 28, 2019 09:48 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch the Lok Sabha polls campaign with three public addresses today. PM Modi will hold rallies in Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Rudrapur (Uttarakhand) and Akhnoor (Jammu and Kashmir).