PM Modi Calls Chandrabu Naidu "U-Turn Babu" In Kurnool Rally: Highlights

PM Modi has not started his campaign since the Election Commission announced the seven-phase general election schedule on March 10.

PM Modi Calls Chandrabu Naidu 'U-Turn Babu' In Kurnool Rally: Highlights

PM Modi will travel to Rudrapur and Jammu, which will go to polls in Phase-1 on April 11.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today claimed that he was confident that his government will form government after the April-May elections as people have seen the positive changes in the country since 2014, when his government took charge of the government. "This country has seen many governments that only gave slogans and did nothing. But now, people have seen a government that walks the talk. That delivers what it promises," PM said while addressing a rally in Meerut.

From Meerut, PM Modi will travel to Jammu and Rudrapur (Uttarakhand), which will go to polls in Phase-1 of the elections on April 11. 

PM Modi has not started his campaign since the Election Commission announced the seven-phase general election schedule on March 10. However, he had already addressed either rallies or meetings of party workers, including through video conferences, in 100 constituencies before the poll schedule was announced, the BJP had said.

Here are the Highlights on PM Modi's rallies in Meerut, Rudrapur and Jammu

Mar 29, 2019 18:12 (IST)
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Mar 29, 2019 17:22 (IST)
At rally in Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, PM Modi Calls Chandrabu Naidu "U-Turn Babu"

He says:

  • Five years ago, your one vote made me Prime Minister. Your Pradhan sewak worked selflessly day and night for the people of the country. Chowkidar kept the interest of the state in mind.

  • In the very first Cabinet, who gave nod to the Polavaram ordinance? Who sanctioned first central university in Anantpur in Andra Pradesh?
  • It was your Chowkidaar who did all this.

  • Possibly, I could've done much for Andhra Pradesh. However, the state govt didn't cooperate and it appears that they have no intention for the development of the state.

  • It's said here there no scams in the schemes, the schemes are made to commit corruption.

  • People of Andhra know whose safes are being stashed with the ill gotten money from these scams.

  • When we raised question on the corruption, the U-turn babu snapped ties with NDA. Now this babu has allied with people who ride 'bail' gaadi.

  • Two big things are going to happen with your one vote. On 11 April, when the state will go to polls, sun rise of development and 'son-set' of corruption in Andhra Pradesh.

  • U-turn babu has pasted his sticker on PM Kisan scheme. This scheme is set to benefit 82 lakh farmers of Andhra Pradesh.
Mar 29, 2019 16:21 (IST)
BJP's Sambit Patra files his nomination for Puri Lok Sabha Constituency, at District Collector and Magistrate's office in Puri, Odisha.



Mar 29, 2019 16:20 (IST)
Mutyala Papa, former lawmaker from Narsipatnam, joins TDP along with her husband Peda Babu and her followers, in presence of TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.



Mar 29, 2019 16:02 (IST)
Urmila Matondkar Campaigns For Congress

Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar who will contest next month's national election as the Congress candidate from the Mumbai North constituency begins her election campaign.


Mar 28, 2019 16:59 (IST)
PM Modi addressed rally in Uttarakhand:

  • The dream that Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji saw for Uttarakhand seems to be on the road to reality today.

  • The way people from across the country have come together in Uttarakhand for the betterment of the state shows our belief in "Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat". If we continue to work together the way we have, there is no challenge that we can't overcome.

  • Remember the days under the Congress? This scam, that scam, the other scam... but not anymore. It shows what the culture was under the Congress, and what it is 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, but you saw what the Congress did the first 3 years we were in power at the Centre... They tried every trick in the book to derail the central government's initiatives.

  • Today you see the rapid pace with which infra projects are being carried out across the states... Be it the Chaardham road, Bharatlama project, Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail line, work is happening at a brisk pace. These projects will benefit the state immensely.

  • Uttaraakhand defines India beautifully... Here you have the Ganga, the Yamuna, The Bhagirathi, the Sangam. You have the Alakananda, You have Kedarnath and Badrinath, from where the chaar dhams begin. I would also like to add a fifth dhaam to this - The Sainik Dhaam.

  • In a desire to become Pakistan's heroes, those who made anti-national and anti-India statements, would they be forgiven by you all?

  • The armed forces sought better arms and ammunition, modern weapons, better rifles and bullet-proof jackets... they wanted things like night-vision goggles to ensure the nation's safety... for decades they kept demanding OROP, but all their legitimate demands fell to deaf years till 2014. On the contrary, before 2014 you must have seen how they wanted to sue the army chief by spreading rumors that he was preparing a coup against them.

  • You all know very well what they 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, but then the Congress came and stopped it all... For 10 years they kept making attempts to grease their pockets. Then in 2014 our government got the mandate and we carried forward Atal ji's work to strengthen our Air Force. Today, I am happy to say that Rafael jets will be part of air force. It is now only a matter of weeks.

  • The whole country saw how 4 generations in the Congress dynasty promised to remove poverty. It started during Nehru's time, continued through Indira Gandhi and her sons time and even now the Congress is repeating itself. Do you all trust them even one bit? This legacy of Congress' gareebi hatao is a proof of their habit to lie, proof of their mentality, and a proof of their failure.

  • Today, the poorest of the poor are saying eradicate the Congress and poverty will automatically get eradicated after that. They have understood that the reason and root cause of poverty in India is the Congress.

  • Today, the work you see being done to make a developed India, a new India... do you know the reason behind it? This is the power of your vote. This is the power of your one vote. I appeal to you all to press on the Lotus symbol and ensure that the good work being done continues. You press the Lotus and your vote goes straight to Modi.
Mar 28, 2019 14:55 (IST)
BJP has turned Uttarakhand into an industrial hub: PM

  • After all the damage that Congress did, does it really deserve to be voted to power again?
  • 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? 
  • The speed at which the BJP government initiated development has turned Uttarakhand into an industrial hub
Mar 28, 2019 14:54 (IST)
"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," says PM Modi. 
Mar 28, 2019 14:29 (IST)
PM Modi is addressing a rally in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand.
Mar 28, 2019 12:58 (IST)
Mahamilavat Leaders Flourish When The Country Divides: PM

  • These mahamilaavat (alliance) 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. We, on the other hand, have no fortune and no desire to create one either. All I think about is making India stronger, developing India. Your love is all I need. I am not in this to create personal fortunes.
  • If these mahamilaavat (alliance) leaders get a chance, all the good work will be lost. They will take no time to ensure India goes back to the old ways. They will cripple the country again. So, on April 11, when you vote, make the right choice. Think about the country, a new India... press the button with the Lotus on it.
Mar 28, 2019 12:48 (IST)

"India created history yesterday by achieving a feat in space, but see the kind of 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," Pm Modi said.
Mar 28, 2019 12:44 (IST)
Mar 28, 2019 12:40 (IST)
Do you need someone who acts for India, or those who speak for Pak: PM Modi

  • You see how they seem to speak for Pakistan. Do you need someone who speaks and acts for India, or those who speaks for Pakistan?
  • You see how they keep questioning the actions of our armed forces and our decisions - Why did you do this? Why did you do that? Where is the proof?
  • The good sons of our soil (Sapoot) are the proof (saboot), and you all can see who is saying and doing what.
Mar 28, 2019 12:33 (IST)
PM Modi attacks previous governments in UP over women safety

  • 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.
Mar 28, 2019 12:28 (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," PM Modi tells audience in Meerut rally.
Mar 28, 2019 12:25 (IST)
"There is not a single section of society, nor a corner of this country that has been left out in our effort to develop the country. The seeds of progress have been sown across the country," PM Modi said.
Mar 28, 2019 12:23 (IST)
"Our soldiers' demand for OROP came when this chowkidar was elected"


  • For 40 years, our soldiers had been asking for one rank one pension (OROP). But it fell on deaf ears. It was only fulfilled when this chowkidar was elected.
  • They talk about giving funds into your bank accounts... But how did these bank accounts come by? It was a mega drive by our government to ensure that there is a bank account for the poorest of the poor, so that we can transfer benefits directly. 
  • For 70 years, those who could not even help you get a bank account now promise to put money into it... Do you trust them? Do you think they are capable?
Mar 28, 2019 12:19 (IST)
"Chowkidar Never Does Injustice," Says PM Modi
  • The chowkidar never does injustice. This chowkidar of yours is here to do justice... to bring those to justice who don't.
  • I had promised to you all that I would return and give you all a report and accountability of what we have done and what others had done. I had promised to return with interest.
  • On one side you have a strong chowkidar and on the other side you have a group of those who are Daagdar (corrupt)
  • On one side you have a New India brimming with energy, and on the other side you have dynasts who only care for their personal benefits.
  • This country has seen many governments that only gave slogans and did nothing. But now, people have seen a government that walks the talk. That delivers what it promises.
Mar 28, 2019 12:08 (IST)
130 crore Indians have decided who will return in 2019: PM Modi

  • 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 12:07 (IST)
Prime Minister Narndra Modi is addressing an election rally in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh
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