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Rajasthan Assembly Polls 2018 LIVE: Amit Shah conducts roadshow in Bikaner

Live updates of the assembly election campaign in Rajasthan where Congress is hoping to oust Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government

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  • Nov 21, 03:05 PM (IST)

    Growth has increased from 4.4 to 7.3 under the Narendra Modi government. GDP is 7.3 and it will translate to jobs and skill development. The Centre has formulated a plethora of policies for ensuring jobs and skill development for the youth, including start-up India and others. "Rahul Gandhi's mahagathbandan sarkaar will be a majboor sarkaar and not a mazboot sarkaar," Amit Shah said at a rally in Jaipur.  

  • Nov 21, 02:58 PM (IST)

    On Congress slamming the BJP over the implementation of GST

    The taxes that are being collected under GST are going in the national treasure. It is not going in the BJP coffers. GST had created teething problems for MSMEs earlier. GST is like the tablet of quinine which is taken for the cure of Malaria. It is bitter but it treats the disease. We accept that there was compliance issue in the beginning, but we took a slew of measures to make it easier for MSMEs. Our economy is growing because of such policies and we seek your support in swollowing the bitter pill for the larger better of the economics of the country. 

  • Nov 21, 02:55 PM (IST)

    On the policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism

    The Prime Minister has always used a tough muscle policy towards terrorism, whether it is stemming from Kashmir, or it is the Naxals: Amit Shah in Jaipur

  • Nov 21, 02:53 PM (IST)

    Amit Shah accuses Congress of dynasty politics.  He said that at a Congress rally workers were chanting, "Sonia Gandhi ki Jai!" instead of "Bharat Mata ki Jai".

    "This is the worst example of Dynasty Politics". A chaiwala is the prime minister of India today; a poster boy is the general secretary of the BJP. Is this ever possible in the Congress. The Congress party doesn't have internal democracy, how will they ever protect the democracy of this country? How will they give jobs top the youth when they are deeply entrenched in dynasty politics?", Amit Shah, while interacting with youth, at a rally in Jaipur. 

  • Nov 21, 02:45 PM (IST)

    The BJP is constantly working for a Ram Mandir at the Ramjanmabhoomi and we will not turn our backs on it. It is in our manifesto and we want a quick legal recourse to the issue. The issue is still in the apex court. We will not deviate from our promise. In fact, it was Congress leader Kapil Sibal who appealed to postpone the issue until after 2019 Lok Sabha elections. : Amit Shah 

  • Nov 21, 02:41 PM (IST)

    BJP has, since the times of the Jan Singh, always respected the Indian Army who lay their lives on snowy peaks and a dry desert. We were always for One Rank One Pension and have spent 8,800 crores for the cause. The Congress has never supported this cause in Parliament. The BJP will work towards taking care of the families of the soldiers who risk their lives for the better of the country. It is a subject of top-most priority for the BJP and our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. :Amit Shah

  • Nov 21, 02:38 PM (IST)

    Amit Shah cites former chief minister and Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat's BJP government and how it flourished. "For five years, the BJP has broken records on various aspects of development in every district. The BJP cadre is as strong in Rajasthan as in any other state and we will definitely form the government in Rajasthan this election," says Amit Shah at a rally in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

  • Nov 21, 02:34 PM (IST)
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    The Congress has started a theory of lies now. The Congress and its other allies are now thrown off their thrones and are jobless. So they are forging an alliance of lies to ouster Modi. But, the electorate will vote for the "chowkidar" BJP government instead of a "mahagathbandhan" of liars : Amit Shah

  • Nov 21, 02:30 PM (IST)

    Since the time Modi has come to power, the Congress relevance has deteriorated. In so many states, where the BJP wrested the seats from the Congress -- Uttarakhand, UP, Gujarat, Goa, Tripura, Nagaland, Jharkhand -- and a total of 19 states. This time also, in this Rajasthan assembly elections, BJP will come back! : Amit Shah at a rally in Jaipur, Rajasthan  

  • Nov 21, 01:44 PM (IST)

  • Nov 21, 01:40 PM (IST)

    BJP President Amit Shah is interacting with the state's youth at the 'Yuva Ri Baat Amit Shah Re Saath' event. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is also present.

  • Nov 21, 07:55 AM (IST)

    Amit Shah to address state’s youth, hold road show in Bikaner today

    BJP National President Amit Shah be addressing youngsters at an event in the state capital and would take part in a road show in Bikaner.

    The party chief will address youth at a private school in Jaipur in 'Yuva ki baat, Amit Shah ke saath' programme. He will answer questions on national and international issues during the two-hour event, a party spokesperson said, according to PTI.

    Bikaner road show

    Later, Shah will take part in a road show in Bikaner in support of BJP nominees Siddhi Kumari and Gopal Joshi from Bikaner East and West, respectively.

  • Nov 20, 11:32 AM (IST)

    BJP MLA booked for violating model code of conduct

    BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja has been booked for violating the model code of conduct by allegedly distributing money to his supporters during a rally before filing nomination papers as an independent candidate on November 19.

    The action was taken after a video purportedly showing Ahuja distributing money went viral.

    Read the full story here.

  • Nov 19, 12:45 PM (IST)

    Ashok Gehlot files nomination from Sardarpura

    Senior Congress leader and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot filed nomination from Sardarpura assembly constituency in Jodhpur district on Monday.

  • Nov 19, 10:31 AM (IST)

    Both Sachin Pilot and Yunus Khan will file their nomination papers today, the last day of filing nominations.

  • Nov 19, 09:43 AM (IST)

    BJP has released its fifth list of candidates. State Minister Yunus Khan has been fielded against Sachin Pilot from Tonk.

  • Nov 19, 07:42 AM (IST)

    Yunus Khan likely to contest against Sachin Pilot in Tonk

    BJP is likely to field Transport Minister and Deedwana legislator Yunus Khan in place of sitting MLA Ajit Singh Mehta from Tonk constituency, a party leader said late last night, according to a PTI report.

    Tonk-Sawaimadhpour MP Sukhbeer Singh Jaunapuria said the party was considering change in the strategy for Tonk seat after the Congress fielded its state chief Sachin Pilot from this constituency.

    "Since the Congress has sent an outsider in Tonk, there was a need to change the strategy. Yunus Khan would be fielded in Tonk and official announcement in this regard is yet to be made," Jaunapuria told PTI.

    Khan met CM Vasundhara Raje at her residence here late last night and discussed the matter.

  • Nov 19, 07:39 AM (IST)

    Congress announces 10 new names in fresh list, leaves 5 seats for allies

    The Congress released a list of its remaining candidates for the assembly polls yesterday, declaring 11 new names and replacing three previously-declared nominees. It has left five seats for its allies.

    With this, the Congress and its allies have announced party-wise distribution on 199 seats out of the total 200 in the state for the December 7 election.

  • Nov 19, 07:16 AM (IST)
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    Amit Shah to hold talks with youths of poll-bound Rajasthan on November 21: Rajyavardhan Rathore

    BJP president Amit Shah will hold talks with youths of poll-bound Rajasthan on November 21, Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has said, according to a PTI report.

    The main event will be held at Tagore School auditorium in the state capital where nearly 4,000 youths will participate.

    The event will be live streamed and Shah will take questions from youths present there and also from those at six other locations, Bharatpur, Udaipur, Kota, Jodhpur, Ajmer and Bikaner, he said at a press conference.

  • Nov 18, 01:53 PM (IST)

    Congress gives 2 seats to LJD and RLD each, 1 to NCP
    Congress has released its third list of 18 candidates. Out of these 18 seats, Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) will contest two seats each while the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will contest on one seat.

  • Nov 18, 01:50 PM (IST)
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  • Nov 18, 08:33 AM (IST)

    BJP MLA, Congress leader quit respective parties

    A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator and a Congress leader on Saturday resigned from their respective parties after they were denied tickets for the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly election.

    Tarun Rai Kaga, the BJP MLA from Chohtan seat in Barmer district, forwarded his resignation to the party's state president, Madan Lal Saini, and announced to quit politics.

    The party dropped Kaga from the constituency and gave the ticket to its former district president, Aduram Meghwal.

    In Jaipur, former Congress MLA Babulal Nagar, who was the food and civil supplies minister in the Ashok Gehlot government, resigned from the party, alleging a conspiracy against him to deny a ticket. (PTI)

    Read the full report here.

  • Nov 17, 02:37 PM (IST)
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