'Will win all seats in West Bengal, saving nation our priority': Takeaways from Mamata Banerjee's interview
In an exclusive interview with News18 Network Group Editor-in-Chief Rahul Joshi, CM Banerjee spoke about a host of issues including the NRC, the Federal Front and Mayawati and CM Adityanath's remarks.
JUST IN | Karnataka BJP writes to EC over alleged "mass indiscriminate deletion of voters name in the voters list". Letter reads, "The officials have purposefully and deliberately deleted names without any reason, just to render undue official favor to the ruling coalition party."
PM Modi: In Kerala, BJP is standing up to give every section of the society. We are also committed to giving the right to the common man of Kerala. We are giving the right to the poor by providing 10 percent reservation in the entire country without snatching anybody's right. The BJP government has given constitutional status to the Backward Classes Commission.
यहां तक की बाढ़ और तूफान से प्रभावित लोगों के लिए जो पैसा आया, उसको भी नहीं छोड़ा।— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) April 18, 2019
अब तो ये भी साफ हो रहा है कि केरला की भीषण बाढ़, natural calamity से ज्यादा सरकारी लापरवाही का परिणाम ही थी: PM @narendramodi in Thiruvananthapuram https://t.co/JPLpuUutI8
PM Modi: Communists have a problem with our faith, but they cannot crush the faithful. Today, the situation has been created that they cannot even take the name of God, otherwise the Communist government frames false cases, and lathi charges people.
PM Modi: Congress' 'Naamdaar' says he his contesting from Wayanad because he wanted to send a message to South. Couldn't you contest from Trivandrum to give the message? It's the capital. It's not a message to South but a msg of appeasement politics.
PM Modi: Congress President had to come to Wayanad here to secure his place in Parliament. He says he won't speak a word against CPI(Marxist). Kerala mein kushti, aur Delhi mein dosti, yahi inka khel hai
PM Modi: Hundreds of BJP and RSS Karyakartas were killed in the political violence in the state. I pay tribute to those who were killed and promise them that their sacrifice will not go in vain.
PM Modi: When elections are about political violence, 'God's own country' also burns. The Communists and the Congress both have ruined the state of Kerala. Political violence is against the culture of Kerala. When the entire nation is on the path of development, it has become imminent for Kerala to get rid of Communists and Congress.
PM Modi: A lot matters on what first-time voters think.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
PM Modi: These elections are about when will India be counted in the top three economies of the world.
Voter turnout in 2nd phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
#Assam - 76.22%
#Bihar - 62.38%
#Jammu and Kashmir - 45.5%
#Karnataka - 67.67%
#Maharashtra - 61.22%
#Manipur - 67.15%
#Odisha - 57.97%
#Tamil Nadu - 66.36%
#Uttar Pradesh - 66.06%
#West Bengal - 76.42%
#Chhattisgarh - 71.40%
#Puducherry - 76.19%
The man who hurled a shoe at BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao during a press conference at BJP HQs has been let off by Delhi Police after joint interrogation. Police say,'nothing incriminating found from him. No complaint was received against him.His motive was to gain media's attention' https://t.co/sMnGnVDV08— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2019
Rahul Gandhi: We won't give bank loans to Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Vijay Mallya. We will give it to the entrepreneurs of Gujarat!
Rahul Gandhi: We will change the law, and not let indebted farmers go to jail just because he cannot pay his debt,
Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses a rally in Bhuj
Rahul Gandhi: We want to remove fear from the hearts of the farmers. Like we used to have a separate budget for railways earlier, the Congress proposes to have a separate farmer's budget.
Update: Election Commission flying squad seized Rs 11.85 lakh unaccounted cash in Sion area last night.
Sam Pitroda, Indian Overseas Congress Chief on EVM: As an engineer, as a technical expert, I'm not satisfied with EVM (Electronic Voting Machine), but I've not been able to pinpoint because we don't have EVMs. If someone gives us an EVM to study for 1 year, we'll be able to tell you something.
You will have to understand the design, its software. Every little signal will have to be analysed. Then only you can say something. But one thing is clear that there is some problem, what is the problem we don't know.
Sam Pitroda on Congress Manifesto:
People's opinion was heard for Congress' manifesto. We spent 5-6 months listening to people. We went countries to countries, spoke to villagers, met domain experts, held a huge meeting in Dubai where members from 12 countries came.
52 things have been listed in the manifesto. If and when we come to power, I assure you this manifesto will be implemented. It will not be a false promise. When we say something, we deliver
Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai on alliance with Congress: We had made one last effort, Sanjay Singh ji held talks, but can't understand that after almost finalizing the matter and seat sharing why the Congress stepped back last evening pic.twitter.com/Q2crRUW0Wo— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2019
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav after filing his nomination: I want to thank the people of Azamgarh. I want to assure them that I will be working for the development of Azamgarh. Gathbandhan of SP and BSP will flourish. The people of Azamgarh should beware of BJP's tactics.
Update: Bangladesi actor Ghazi Abdul Noor has been asked to leave India immediately for taking part in a political rally in West Bengal, reports PTI. This is the second Bangladeshi actor who has been asked to leave India after Ferdous Ahmed, who was asked to leave after he campaigned for TMC.
Election Commission of India warns Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi over his 'Modi ki Sena' comment, asks him to desist from using references to security forces for political propaganda and to be careful in future (file pic) pic.twitter.com/o7kDCAWzDb— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2019
PM Modi has concluded his address.
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