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PM Narendra Modi slams Congress’ manifesto, calls it a hypocrisy document

PM Narendra Modi slams Congress’ manifesto, calls it a hypocrisy document

Lok Sabha election live updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will hold several rallies on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to kickstart his campaign in West Bengal on Wednesday. The PM will hold two rallies, one from Siliguri and another at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata. West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress (TMC) president Mamata Banerjee too will hold a rally in the state. CM Banerjee will hold her first public meeting for the general election in Dinhata.
West Bengal sends the third largest number of Lok Sabha members to Parliament. West Bengal has a total of 42 Lok Sabha seats, the third largest number after Uttar Pradesh’s 80 and Maharashtra 48.
Banerjee, who was earlier scheduled to begin her campaign meetings on April 4 in North Bengal, has preponed it by a day to address the rally at Dinhata in Coochbehar constituency, which goes to polls in the first phase. BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh claimed that people in North Bengal will go to hear the Prime Minister at Siliguri. “Who will go to Dinhata?” he asked. The distance between Dinhata and Siliguri is about 170 km by road.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will address two poll rallies in Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-hit Bastar constituency. The Bastar seat will alone go to polls in the state in the first phase of elections on April 11. Chouhan’s public meetings will be held in Sukma and Kondagaon districts. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will visit Nagaland, Assam and Meghalaya where he will hold rallies.
Here are the live updates from Wednesday (April 3):
* In their 2004 manifesto, Congress stated that every house would have electricity by 2009. However, till 2014 around 18,000 houses were unelectrified: PM Modi
* Just like them (Congress), their manifesto is corrupt and full of lies. Therefore, it should be called hypocrisy document, not a manifesto: PM Modi
* We never committed the sin of betraying farmers but we introduced mechanism from seed to market. Besides, we implemented PM KISAN scheme: PM Modi
* On the one hand, you’ve people who insult your culture and on the other, you have a chowkidaar who accepts your culture as his own, says PM
* We want to make Arunachal Pradesh and entire northeast gateway of East Asia. For new Arunachal Pradesh, our vision, is connectivity, resources and respect, says PM Modi
* It is with the support of the people of Arunachal Pradesh that we have been able to develop roads, national highway, railway and improve the air connectivity of the state with the rest of the nation. It is the result of your strong trust on us: PM Modi in Pasighat
* This election is a fight between promises and intentions, faith and corruption, relationships and conspiracies, says PM Modi at Pasighat
* It’s because of your support that I was able to continue developmental work for Arunachal Pradesh, says PM Modi at Pasighat
* Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public rally at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh.
* BSP chief Mayawati and JanaSena Party Pawan Kalyan to hold a press conference in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam at 11 am. The press meet venue has been changed to Sai Priya Resorts Rushikonda from Hotel Gate.
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* Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath will hold two rallies in Meerut, and Ghaziabad.
* NCP leader Sharad Pawar will hold a rally in Maharashtra’s Solapur.
* BSP leader Mayawati is scheduled to hold a rally in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada.
* Several leaders will also file nominations:
BJP leader Jaya Prada will file nominations from Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur.
NCP leader Supriya Sule will file nomination for Baramati in Pune, Maharashtra.
BJP leader Jitendra Singh will file nomination in Jammu.
LJD leader Sharad Yadav will file his nomination in Madhepura. Tejashwi along with other Mahagathbandhan leaders are likely to accompany him.
PDP leader Mehbooba Muti will file nomination from Anantnag, Jammu.
* The PM will hold a rally in Arunachal Pradesh’s Pasighat at 10.30 am. He is also scheduled to address a rally in Maharashtra’s Gondiya at 6.55 pm.
* PM Modi is scheduled to kickstart his campaign in West Bengal on Wednesday by holding two rallies–one in Siliguri and the other in Kolkata. CM and and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee too will hold a rally, in Dinhata, in the state. The PM is scheduled to kickstart his campaign in the TMC-ruled state from Siliguri at 1 pm and will hold another rally at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata at 3. Banerjee, who was earlier scheduled to begin her campaign meetings on April 4 in North Bengal, has preponed it by a day to address the rally at Dinhata in Coochbehar constituency, which goes to polls in the first phase.
* BJP president Amit Shah will address two election rallies in Jammu. BJP president Amit Shah will address two mega rallies in Udhampur and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. Shah will be campaigning for BJP candidates — sitting MP Jugal Kishore Sharma and Union minister Jitendra Singh — seeking re-election from Jammu-Poonch and Udhampur-Doda parliamentary constituencies.
* Congress president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to campaign for his party in Assam and Northeast on April 3. He will visit Dimapur, Nagaland, followed by Bokakhat in Kaliabor Lok Sabha Constituency and Lakhimpur LS Constituency in Assam and in Meghalaya’s Shillong, where he will attend two meetings with his party and stay overnight.
* Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan will address poll rallies in Chhattisgarh. Chouhan’s public meetings will be held in Sukma and Kondagaon districts. He will arrive at the Raipur airport around 10.30 am and leave for Sukma in a helicopter. After addressing a rally in Sukma, he will go to Kondagaon where he will address another public meeting around 1 pm. He will later return to Raipur where he will address a press conference before leaving for Bhopal.

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