Assembly Elections 2018 LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah in Rajasthan today, Rahul Gandhi campaigns in Telangana
2 min read.Updated: 05 Dec 2018, 01:25 PM ISTLivemint
Top leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress party will address multiple rallies in Rajasthan and Telangana today. Here are the latest updates
New Delhi: On the last day of campaign today before Rajasthan and Telangana go to poll on December 7, top leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress party will address multiple rallies in the two states. In Rajasthan, which has alternated between the BJP and the Congress since 1988, CM Vasundhara Raje seeks to break the cycle and win a second term, while in Telangana, BJP and Congress are fighting to take control of the state ruled by K.Chandrashekar Rao’s (KCR) Telangana Rashtra Samithi. From the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah will campaign in Rajasthan today. Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address rallies in Telangana. Here are the latest updates on the 2018 assembly elections:
05 Dec 2018, 01:25:00 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi continues attack on Congress at rally in Rajasthan
Continuing attacks on the Congress party at a rally in Sumerpur, Rajasthan, PM Narendra Modi said how the Congress, which created so many divisions in society in the last 70 years, can work in the interest of the people, reported ANI. Speaking on AgustaWestland case, PM Modi said his government has caught the middleman in the VVIP helicopter case and expect more revelation.
‘Unfair to give it a political colour’: Amit Shah on Bulandshahr violence
The Congress, he added, had made allegations but things would be clear after the Special Investigation Team report, said Amit Shah referring to the violence in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, earlier this week. It would be unfair to give it a political colour, he added. A police inspector and a young man were killed in mob violence that broke out after cow carcasses were found strewn in a jungle in the Uttar Pradesh district on Monday.
05 Dec 2018, 12:17:00 PM IST
Congress involved in negative politics; BJP made Rajasthan a developed state: Amit Shah
The BJP is confident of forming a government in Rajasthan for the second time, party chief Amit Shah told reporters in Jaipur. The BJP transformed poll-bound Rajasthan from a ‘bimaru’ to a developed state and would now make it prosperous, said Shah. He said the party was involved in negative politics, promoting casteism and appeasement, while the BJP practised the politics of development and got a good response. While the Congress promoted dynastic politics, making members of one family party presidents, the BJP gives importance to those who perform and work to push the country ahead, he said. PTI
05 Dec 2018, 12:06:00 PM IST
PM Modi to hold rallies in Pali, Dausa districts of Rajasthan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two rallies in Rajasthan on Wednesday, the last date of electioneering in the poll-bound state. Modi will address the first rally in Sumerpur town of Pali district, followed by another in Dausa district, a BJP spokesperson said in a statement.
05 Dec 2018, 11:30:00 AM IST
KCR’s TRS faces united opposition, and BJP
K. Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), the acting chief minister and leader of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), who dissolved the assembly and called the elections six months early, was was hoping to prevent his opponents from mobilizing a successful campaign. However, the move may have had the opposite effect. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Congress, once fierce rivals in unified Andhra Pradesh, along with other parties, have now formed a Mahakutami (grand alliance) to defeat the TRS. In 2014, Rao’s party had won 63 seats, while the Congress won 21, TDP 15, Bharatiya Janata Party 5 and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) 7. Read more