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Live updates of the assembly election campaign in Madhya Pradesh where Congress is hoping to oust the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government. BJP has been in power in MP for 15 years

  • Nov 21, 07:02 PM (IST)
  • Nov 21, 03:00 PM (IST)

    I am fighting a devil in Budhni: Congress' Arun Yadav on Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Locked in a pitched battle against three-time Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Congress candidate Arun Yadav has said he is fighting a "devil" in Budhni and accused him of cheating people of his constituency and of the entire state by perpetrating "maximum atrocities".

    "I call him (Chouhan) a devil. My party pitched me against him and I think it's a privilege for me. People are responding and that is the best part," the 44-year-old Congress leader and son of the state's former deputy chief minister Subhash Yadav said.

    Asked further about his description of the chief minister as a "devil", Yadav said he has reasons to say so, according to a PTI report.

    "Madhya Pradesh is the only state in India where women are not safe, where the number of suicides of farmers is highest and in Sehore (Budhni district headquarters) it is the highest. During the last 15 years, there has been no employment for the youth. The biggest scam that was ever in MP is Vyapam, while there is illegal sand mining and other corruption," Yadav alleged.

  • Nov 21, 02:47 PM (IST)

    Demonetisation was a monumental failure. It was a deliberate and deigned attack on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), farmers and housewives: Manmohan Singh in Indore

  • Nov 21, 02:46 PM (IST)
  • Nov 21, 02:45 PM (IST)

    Farmers are in great pain across India, including Madhya Pradesh. MP has a very high number of farmer suicides; a farmer commits suicide every five hours in the state. Between 2004 and 2016, MP saw nearly 17,000 farmer suicides: Manmohan Singh

  • Nov 21, 02:44 PM (IST)

    The talk that [my] government was run with a remote control is wrong: Former PM Manmohan Singh

  • Nov 21, 02:42 PM (IST)

    People of the country are suspicious of the Rafale deal. The opposition and various groups are demanding a joint parliamentary committee but the Modi government is not ready for it. Isse pata lagta hai daal mai kuchh kaala hai (This tells us that there is something suspicious): Manmohan Singh

  • Nov 21, 02:40 PM (IST)

    Former prime minister Manmohan Singh is addressing a press conference in Indore.

  • Nov 21, 02:39 PM (IST)
  • Nov 21, 11:52 AM (IST)

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh is continuing his campaign tour of Madhya Pradesh. He will be addressing three public meetings in Harda, Seoni Malwa and Sohagpur constituencies.

  • Nov 21, 10:18 AM (IST)

    Congress leader Lakshman Singh, who has often ruffled the feathers of senior party leaders in Madhya Pradesh with what he calls his "witty" remarks, has said he respects them and is now a "dedicated soldier" of his party to ensure its victory in the assembly polls.

    The five-time MP and two-time MLA from the state said all issues have also been resolved with his elder brother and former chief minister Digvijaya Singh and they are "one" now.

    Read the full story here.

  • Nov 21, 07:47 AM (IST)

    Congress offered less seats to BSP: Mayawati on failed alliance bid

    BSP supremo Mayawati yesterday accused the Congress of conspiring against her party by offering it less seats leading to the alliance between the two parties for the Madhya Pradesh polls not taking off.

    "The Congress is on weak ground in Madhya Pradesh. That is why it had proposed an alliance with the BSP in the state. (But) under a planned strategy and conspiracy, the Congress wanted to finish off the BSP and offered (it) very low number of seats (in the alliance)," Mayawati said yesterday.

    However, she did not specify the number of seats Congress had offered BSP in the state.

  • Nov 20, 04:32 PM (IST)

    I have come here to request you that not even one single candidate of Congress should win in November 28 elections: PM Modi in Rewa

  • Nov 20, 04:29 PM (IST)

    PM Modi attacked erstwhile Congress government in Madhya Pradesh. Addressing the rally in Rewa, he said that during their government when pregnant woman had to be rushed to hospital on a tractor or a cot, there were no roads from village to the city. Often the mother died, the child died or sometimes both. Those were the days of Congress, said the PM.

  • Nov 20, 04:24 PM (IST)

    For ten long years, the 'remote control' government of Congress did not pay attention to Madhya Pradesh's needs. As a result, development of the state suffered: PM Modi in Rewa

  • Nov 20, 04:17 PM (IST)

    Our mantra is that the government should work for the poor and the needy people and we have tried to accomplish this: PM modi in Rewa

  • Nov 20, 04:11 PM (IST)

    The blessings of people give me the energy to work for their welfare: PM Modi in Rewa

  • Nov 20, 04:08 PM (IST)

    This election is not limited to which party forms the government. This election is to determine your future: PM Modi in Rewa

  • Nov 20, 02:53 PM (IST)

    The assembly elections in five states are being pegged as the ‘semi-final’ before the all-important 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

    Opinion polls so far suggest a possibility of a tough battle between BJP and Congress in Madhya Pradesh.

    Here’s how the election may impact BJP, Congress ahead of 2019: Read the full story here.

  • Nov 20, 01:05 PM (IST)
  • Nov 20, 12:40 PM (IST)

    The prime minister has concluded his address in Jhabua. He is scheduled to hold another public meeting in Rewa later in the day.

  • Nov 20, 12:35 PM (IST)

    We have taken measures to curb corruption at every level. We eliminated the interview procedure for Class III and IV jobs. This has significantly reduced corruption: PM Modi

  • Nov 20, 12:30 PM (IST)

    Corruption had ruined the nation when Congress was in power. To tackle it, we are constantly making efforts and impact is clearly visible. Through technology, we are bringing transparency in the entire system: PM Modi

  • Nov 20, 12:30 PM (IST)

    In 2009, Congress promised to waive farm loans. That time, farmers had a farm loans worth Rs 6 lakh crore. After winning the election, Congress did not even waive loans worth Rs 60,000 crore: PM Modi

  • Nov 20, 12:23 PM (IST)

    Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s government achieved in 15 years what Congress governments could not achieve in 50 years: PM Modi

  • Nov 20, 12:19 PM (IST)

    It is our endeavour to double the farmers’ income 2022, when India celebrates 75 years of independence: PM Modi

  • Nov 20, 12:15 PM (IST)

    Remember the days when Congress was in power in Madhya Pradesh, what was the fate of people here? Madhya Pradesh does not deserve a government which never thinks about the state's welfare: PM Modi

  • Nov 20, 12:11 PM (IST)

    My relationship with people here is very old. It never felt as if we are from different places. We all look similar: Prime Minister in Jhabua

  • Nov 20, 12:10 PM (IST)

    Our Mudra Yojana empowered the country’s youth, gave them courage and renewed their hope: PM Modi

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