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Lok Sabha polls highlights: TMC spreading misinformation about CAA, says PM Modi in Jadavpur

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During a public rally in Jadavpur, PM Modi said, "...CAA is a law to give citizenship not to snatch away citizenship of anyone but TMC is spreading misinformation about it to scare their votebank..."

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi stated today that an INDIA bloc government will end the 50 per cent cap on reservation while asserting that the alliance will protect the Constitution with "dil, jaan aur khoon". Gandhi said, "There is INDIA bloc and the Constitution on one side and those who want to finish the Constitution on the other." The INDIA bloc will protect the Constitution with "dil, jaan aur khoon (heart, life and blood)", he said and added that the alliance will end the 50 per cent cap on reservation while also increasing it.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari district on May 30. He is expected to do a day-long meditation at Vivekananda Rock Memorial on May 31.

Responding to the question of personal attacks during campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Modi defended his speeches, saying that "the Opposition believe that only they have the right to abuse and "abusing has become their (second) nature" due to frustration. PM Modi was giving an interview to news agency ANI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to campaign for Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) founder Shibu Soren’s daughter-in-law Sita Soren before travelling  to West Bengal for a two-day visit. Sita Soren is the BJP candidate from Dumka.  PM Modi will take part in a public meeting in Ashoknagar in North 24 Parganas district’s Barasat constituency around 2:30 pm and address an rally in Baruipur in Jadavpur constituency in South 24 Parganas district., which is scheduled to begin at 4 pm. 

The abuse of powers of the ED, CBI and electoral bonds will not help the BJP cling to power and its slogan of "400 paar" will remain a slogan, Mahila Congress president Alka Lamba asserted on Monday.  At a press conference, she alleged the Narendra Modi government has been giving benefits to the business houses and waived off Rs 16 trillion to 21 industrialists. After touring 27 states,  no Modi wave is visible anywhere as claimed by the BJP and at present, there are only two issues -- unemployment and inflation, she added. "Misuse of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and the electoral bonds will not help the BJP to retain power," she said.

Union Minister Giriraj Singh took a jab at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and said that the former will go abroad for a vacation and the latter will be singing after the results of Lok Sabha polls will be out on June 4. Speaking to ANI in Varanasi on Monday, Singh said, "In the sixth phase, we are about to touch the 400 mark and in the seventh phase, we will be crossing the 400 mark and that day, Akhilesh Yadav will be singing songs and Rahul Gandhi will go for his foreign trips as no option will be left for them. This country wants a strong government, not a compelled government."

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Delhi court refuses to summon Arvind Kejriwal in defamation case by BJP leader

A Delhi court refused to summon Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a criminal complaint filed by a BJP leader who accused him of defamation for claiming that AAP leaders were approached to join the saffron party in return for cash. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tanya Bamniyal, however, summoned AAP leader Atishi, saying "prima facie" there was sufficient evidence against her in the matter.
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TMC spreading misinformation about CAA, says PM Modi in Jadavpur

During a public rally in Jadavpur, PM Modi said, "...CAA is a law to give citizenship not to snatch away citizenship of anyone but TMC is spreading misinformation about it to scare their votebank..."
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BJP's '400 paar' claim 'bakwas', won't cross 200 seats: Congress chief Kharge

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge brushed off the BJP's '400 paar' claim as "bakwas", or nonsense and said the party will not cross 200 seats in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing the media in Amritsar, Kharge said the BJP's seats were declining as compared to the last elections while the Congress and the INDIA bloc were making gains. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance has been claiming that it will get over 400 seats in the Lok Sabha elections.
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PM Modi should make up his mind first: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi

"He should make up his mind. He says something one day and something else the next day. He should make up his mind first," Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra  on  PM Modi's attack on Congress regarding the minorities.
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Modi says Cong will steal your mangalsutra; such language does not suit the country's PM: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi slammed  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, saying he is misleading people in the name of religion to remain in power.
"Former prime minister Indira Gandhi had given her jewellery for the country in time of need and Modi says that the Congress people will steal your mangalsutra," she said and added that such language does not suit the country's prime minister.
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INDIA bloc will end 50% cap on reservation, protect Constitution with 'dil, jaan aur khoon': Rahul Gandhi

At an election rally in Uttar Pradesh's Bansgaon, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said today that an INDIA bloc government will end the 50 per cent cap on reservation while asserting that the alliance will protect the Constitution with "dil, jaan aur khoon". Gandhi said, "There is INDIA bloc and the Constitution on one side and those who want to finish the Constitution on the other." The INDIA bloc will protect the Constitution with "dil, jaan aur khoon (heart, life and blood)", he said and added that the alliance will end the 50 per cent cap on reservation while also increasing it.
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INDIA bloc only interested in appeasement politics: PM Modi at poll rally in Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra ModiI said that the INDIA bloc not concerned about nation's development, only interested in appeasement politics. PM Modi added that not a single scam took place under BJP-led central government in last 10 years. 
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Funds spent by BJP government in eastern India was never made in 60-70 years : PM Modi at Barasat rally

"Today, India is on the path to becoming developed. The strongest pillar of this development is eastern India. In the last 10 years, the expenses made by the BJP Government in eastern India was never made in 60-70 years," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a rally in Barasat, west Bengal. 
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Congress wants to give reservation on basis of religion, claims BJP chief Nadda

At a public meeting in Kinnaur, BJP chief JP Nadda today charged that the Congress wants to give reservation on the basis of religion. "People of Kinnaur are granted Scheduled Tribe (ST) reservation on the basis of geographical conditions because it is a far flung area but the Congress wants to give it to Muslims" he said.
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PM Modi to meditate at Vivekananda Rock Memorial ahead of Lok Sabha poll results

Ahead of Lok Sabha poll results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will  visit Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu on May 30 and meditate at Vivekananda Rock Memorial .The Lok Sabha poll results will be declared on June 4.
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PM will give you an Odia-speaking young CM who is a resident of Odisha: Union Minister Amit Shah

Addressing a public rally in Jajpur, Union Minister Amit Shah said at a rally: "When the entire country was celebrating 'Ram Mahotsav', this Odia CM Naveen babu and his Tamil babu - who is going to be his political heir - tried to stop Odia people. Tell me, can those who stopped 'Ram Bhakts' be brought back to power? Can a person from Tamil Nadu be the Chief Minister of Odisha? Narendra Modi will give you an Odia-speaking young CM who is a resident of Odisha."
 
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INDIA bloc will form govt at Centre after June 4, says Lalu Yadav

RJD chief Lalu Prasad slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reported "God sent" remark and stated that INDIA bloc will form government at the Centre after June 4.
 
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Lok Sabha polls 2024 update: What economist Raghuram Rajan said on Indian economy if PM Modi doesn't win

Former RBI Governor and noted economist Raghuram Rajan told Bloomberg that India will likely maintain its economic policy trajectory whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins a third term in office or not.
 
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I have become gaali proof: PM Modi on personal attacks during Lok Sabha elections 2024

In an interview with news agency ANI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said opposition parties have become “so frustrated that now abusing has become their nature”.
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MNS going alone in Maha council polls as issues state-related: Leader

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena supported the Mahayuti in the Lok Sabha polls, has decided to go alone for the upcoming legislative council elections for the Konkan Graduates Constituency, as the issues are state-related, a party leader said on Tuesday.

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First Published: May 28 2024 | 9:11 AM IST

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