[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Tuesday, April 9) addressed a rally in Maharashtra’s Latur, where he asked the voters to dedicate their votes to the brave jawans, who lost their lives in Pulwama attack on February 14.
“I want to appeal to the first time voters. Can you dedicate your first vote to the brave jawans who conducted air strike in Pakistan’s Balakot?” he asked the crowd while addressing an election rally in Latur of Maharashtra. “Can’t you dedicate your first vote to jawans who lost their lives in Pulwama attack?” PM Modi said.
Earlier Election Commission had instructed all the political parties not to make use of armed forces and their activities while campaigning for the polls. It also instructed parties not to post any picture with any army personnel on their party poster or on their social media accounts.
The EC’s statement came soon after former Navy chief (Retired) Admiral L Ramdas asked the Election Commission to prevent the use of the Indian Armed Forces by political parties to influence the electorate during the campaign for the General Elections.
While addressing the people, PM Modi slammed the Congress party over its stand on Article 370 and Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the grand old party speaks the language of Pakistan as far as the annulment of Articles 370 and 35A is concerned. He also said the Congress is supporting those who are demanding a separate Prime Minister for Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking about the water crisis in Latur, PM Modi said that the next BJP-led NDA government will set up a separate Ministry of Water to ensure fair distribution. He said that the government will link the rivers which will help channelising water. The Prime Minister also mentioned that it was his government that sent special trains carrying water to the parched Latur a few years ago.
On Income Tax raids in the country, he said that the opposition leaders are calling the ‘chowkidar’ a thief but now it has become clear who the real thieves are.
PM Modi is also scheduled to address a rally at Coiambatore in Tamil Nadu in the evening. While BJP president Amit Shah is scheduled to address a rally at Shamshabad in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana and will also hold a road show in Odisha’s Puri today.
On the other hand, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will campaign in Hailakandi district of Assam and Gaya in Bihar.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Happy Birthday Manmohan Singh: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Stalin, Kharge greet ex PM Manmohan Singh on his 91st birthday
Rahul Gandhi posted on X former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh Ji’s economic upliftment of the masses, unwavering commitment to nation building and integrity will always remain an inspiration for him. He wished him happiness and good health on his birthday.
PM Narendra Modi, Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge greeted ex PM Manmohan Singh on his 91 st birthday. PM Modi took to X (Formerly twitter) and wrote birthday wishes to former PM Dr Manmohan Singh Ji. He prayed for his good health and long life. Kharge wrote on X (formerly twitter) he extended his best wishes to former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh ji. He is a rare example of grace, dignity and grace in politics. Kharge said the nation is grateful for his tremendous contribution to the nation.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra greeted Singh on his birthday. She wished Manmohan Singh Ji a very very Happy Birthday. She said as a leader he showed her the value of humility and patience in politics. She added as a Prime Minister his wisdom, vision, courage and his honesty made the way for the country to move ahead in the 21st century with pride and self assurance. She said she always had deep respect for him.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin greeted Manmohan Singh on his birthday. He wrote on X (formerly twitter) birthday greetings to former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh! As PM his leadership during the global financial crises and his commitment to inclusive policies reshaped India’s future. He said his humble, intellectual and composed approach serves as an example and provides valuable lessons for leadership in every era. His legacy of stability and progress endures. Dr Manmohan Singh was the two time Prime Minister during the 2004 to 2014. He attended the Parliament’s Special Session on a wheel chair.
Lok Sabha elections 2024: AIADMK cuts ties with BJP, NDA, to contest alone
AIADMK deputy coordinator K P Munusamy stated that the state leadership of the BJP has been continuously making unnecessary remarks about their former leaders, their general secretary EPS and their cadres for the past one year.
In a major setback to the BJP-led NDA ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the AIADMK on Monday announced that it is breaking the alliance with the BJP. The AIADMK unanimously passed a party resolution in this regard.
Announcing the decision, AIADMK deputy coordinator K P Munusamy said the BJP state leadership has been continuously making unnecessary remarks about their former leaders, their general secretary Edapaddi Palaniswami and their cadres for the past one year.
The decision to part ways follows months of speculation over the strained relationship between the AIADMK and the BJP. Notably, Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai had repeatedly commented against AIADMK leaders and that did not earn him any wrath as the BJP was seemingly okay with Annamalai’s assault on the AIADMK leadership.
As far as reports are concerned, even though the AIADMK’s relationship with Annamalai had not been smooth for more than a year, the latter’s observations on DMK founder CN Annadurai, the AIADMK is a breakway from the DMK and founded by MG Ramachandran after Annadurai’s death, for the last couple of weeks had provoked the latest round of spat between the two parties.
AIADMK spokesperson D Jayakumar termed Annamalai a destructive pest for his comments on Annadurai and this back and forth between the two allies clouded their future. The decision was welcomed by AIADMK party workers and they celebrated the announcement by bursting crackers in Chennai.
This break-up was developing in the background when Palaniswami met Amit Shah on September 14. Following that, an AIADMK delegation made a trip to Delhi where they are believed to have discussed the alliance issue with BJP chief JP Nadda and BJP leader Piyush Goyal.
As per reports, these trips did not come up with any positive results as the BJP national leadership did not intervene in the state-level feud. Meanwhile, the AIADMK is not part of the opposition bloc Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance, which is supported by the DMK. The AIADMK affirmed on Monday that it will lead a separate front in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Chhattisgarh: Rahul Gandhi says PM Modi also has a remote control but he presses it secretly
The Congress MP said when he questioned PM Modi on Adani in the Lok Sabha and his Lok Sabha membership got cancelled.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched Mukhyamantri Gramin Awas Nyay Yojana in Chhattisgarh through a remote control. He said PM Narendra Modi also has a remote control but he presses it secretly. Rahul Gandhi waved a remote control at the event in Chhattisgarh and said BJPs remote controls are all secret. Gandhi said the Congress party presses the remote control in the open. But the BJP presses secretly and the public sector becomes private and Adaniji gets Mumbai airport.
The Congress MP said when he questioned PM Modi on Adani in the Lok Sabha and his Lok Sabha membership got cancelled. He attacked the BJP government at the Centre after PM Modi addressed a rally in the poll bound Madhya Pradesh and said the Congress party has rusted like iron. PM Modi said Congress would push back Madhya Pradesh in the sick category whereas 1.5 crore people came out of poverty under the BJP rule in the last five years.
According to PM Modi the Congress and its allies have supported the bill out of hesitation and compulsion as they understood the power of Nari Shakti. PM Modi said Modi means the guarantee of fulfilling guarantees. Rahul Gandhi repeated what he had said in the Lok Sabha during his intervention on the women’s reservation bill.
He said there are only 3 OBC bureaucrats working for the government of India. Rahul Gandhi said caste census is the X-ray of Hindustan. The caste census will determine how many Dalits, SC/STs are there. Gandhi said the government is running away from caste census. He promised the congress will do a caste census.
In all Congress ruled states the public is at the centre and the government is not run by Adaniji. Talking to the media on Sunday Rahul Gandhi said he was confident Congress is winning the election in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. In Rajasthan the fight would be close Gandhi predicted.