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Updated May 24th, 2024 at 23:40 IST

'When a Weak Govt Ruled India...': PM Modi Takes a Jab at Congress | Lok Sabha Elections 2024

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11: 40 IST, May 24th 2024

After a gruelling 83-day campaign for the Lok Sabha polls came to an end in Delhi on Friday, the BJP candidates in the seven constituencies of the capital claimed a "tremendous trust" among people for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his vision for a "Viksit Bharat". The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) campaign, led by Modi who held two rallies in Delhi, also saw the participation of top leaders of the saffron party and Union ministers. A total of 131 major public meetings and roadshows were held. Besides, the leaders and workers of the saffron party participated in 2,625 corner meetings and 10,048 contact marches during the campaigning, Delhi BJP president Virendra Sachdeva said.

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11: 38 IST, May 24th 2024

Launching a scathing attack on opposition bloc INDIA, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said this election aims at punishing those who are "anti-Ram, anti-reservation, anti-Sanatan Dharma and opposed to the NDA-led government's efforts to make the country a developed nation." Addressing an election rally here in support of senior BJP leader and NDA nominee Ravi Shankar Prasad, Irani said, "During the UPA regime, the party of Shehzada (Rahul Gandhi) questioned the existence of Lord Ram. Both political Shehzadas (Rahul and Tejashwi Yadav) are anti-Ram and against Sanatan Dharma. This election is to punish those who are anti-Ram, anti-reservation, anti-Sanatan Dharma and opposing the Centre's efforts to make the country a developed nation." She urged all Ram bhakts to become like 'Hanuman' and "burn the 'Lanka' of those leaders who are against Sanatan Dharma and working against the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make India a Viksit Bharat." Irani accused the Congress and its allies of wanting to provide reservations based on religion to benefit Muslims only.

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11: 36 IST, May 24th 2024

A group of farmers on Friday held a protest after they were stopped from moving towards the rally venue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jalandhar. The protesters were stopped by security personnel around eight km away from PM Modi's rally venue. PM Modi on Friday held a rally in Jalandhar to seek votes for BJP candidates.

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9: 20 IST, May 24th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress over the 1984-anti Sikh riots in India, alleging that while it allowed the "massacre of Sikhs" and its governments at the Centre protected the rioters, it was he who ensured the guilty were punished. PM Modi was campaigning for BJP Lok Sabha Elections 2024 candidates in Punjab.

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8: 39 IST, May 24th 2024

There will be no change of guard ceremony on Saturday, May 25, due to the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 in Delhi, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement. "The change of guard ceremony will not take place tomorrow (May 25, 2024) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan due to the general elections in Delhi," the Rashtrapati Bhavan statement read.

6: 57 IST, May 24th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent some time in the midst of nature today in Himachal Pradesh, which he visited for his latest rally for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. “Scenic Himachal Pradesh! In the midst of hectic electioneering, could not resist capturing a few glimpses of the beautiful natural surroundings. Being here in Himachal brings back many memories of my previous visits here. My bond with this state is very strong,” said PM Modi. 

Take a look at the video here, where PM Modi is seen taking pictures of the hills of Himachal Pradesh.

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5: 44 IST, May 24th 2024

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar responded to Congress' allegation that the BJP will end reservation and the Constitution upon being elected at the Centre again. "Who has attacked reservation in this country? The Congress party and some other parties of the INDI alliance. They have systematically used the argument of faith and created minority institutions and taken away reservation from those who had it...80 odd amendments to the Constitution were done by whom? It is the Congress party. So the party which has the highest record of changing the Constitution now has the temerity to say other people have intent on the Constitution...," Jaishankar told ANI in an interview.

5: 40 IST, May 24th 2024

With a day to go before the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, the candidates spent their time with their families, seeking blessings from God and planning booth management for the D-Day. The campaigning for the polls ended on Thursday evening.

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5: 05 IST, May 24th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the INDIA Alliance once again, in a rally in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh today. “The recent incident in West Bengal is a glaring example of the conspiracy orchestrated by the INDI alliance. Just two days ago, the Kolkata High Court nullified the reservation status for several Muslim communities. The INDI alliance had previously designated many Muslim communities as OBCs, granting them OBC privileges. However, this action usurped the rights of the OBCs and violated the Constitution. Following the Kolkata High Court's ruling, members of the INDI alliance are now in a state of turmoil. The Chief Minister of Bengal is openly defying the court's decision. To them, the Constitution and the judiciary hold no significance. Their primary concern is their voter base,” said PM Modi.

4: 19 IST, May 24th 2024

About 1.5 crore voters across eight Lok Sabha constituencies of Bihar will decide the fate of 86 candidates on Friday in the sixth and penultimate phase of general elections.The seats going to polls are Valmiki Nagar, Pashchim Champaran, Purbi Champaran, Sheohar, Siwan, Gopalganj, Maharajganj and Vaishali, and the phase brings to a close voting for all parliamentary constituencies in the state north of the Ganges.

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3: 26 IST, May 24th 2024

Mandi, Himachal Pradesh: Asha Ranaut, mother of BJP candidate from Mandi, Kangana Ranaut says, "We have high expectations...She (Kangana) will win the elections with an overwhelming majority...We are receiving a lot of love from public...No one will vote for him (Congress candidate Vikramaditya)...He is defaming Kangana and people will take revenge by voting for Kangana"...


 

3: 06 IST, May 24th 2024

Addressing a public gathering in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, "Modi has pledged to a Uniform Civil Code. Indian citizens, whether they are Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian or Buddhist, should have uniform civil laws. But Congress is opposing the Uniform Civil Code. Congress supports Sharia in the name of Muslim Personal Law."


 

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3: 06 IST, May 24th 2024

Delhi: MP & BJP candidate from North-East Delhi, Manoj Tiwari says, "...I think Kanhaiya Kumar is not a challenge for me. By declaring him their candidate, Congress has written its last chapter... I think that both Rahul Gandhi and Manoj Jha should always take an ambulance with them as they can mentally collapse at any time due to the negative statements that the people have for them. Their security must be enhanced."


 

1: 55 IST, May 24th 2024

Ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on 25th May, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar says, "Polling in the sixth phase is spread over 58 PCs and across 8 States/UTs, and 11.13 crore voters. On all polling stations, we have made arrangements for shades or 'shamiyanas', drinking water and ORS and doctors nearby. It is the Commission's appeal to all the voters to come and participate in the festival of democracy."


 

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1: 19 IST, May 24th 2024

Bihar: Addressing a public rally in Arrah, Union Home Minister Amit Shah says, "After 5 phases, Modi ji has got 310 seats. The account of 'Ghamandia alliance' will not be opened in Bihar... "


 

12: 43 IST, May 24th 2024

Addressing a public gathering in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, "For 60 years Congress did not even think that there are poor people in the general category too. They also need a reservation, Congress never thought about these communities. Modi came and made a 10% reservation for the poor people of the general category. Due to this, today people of our society are getting opportunities at different places."


 

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12: 42 IST, May 24th 2024

Addressing a public gathering in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, "On one side there is Modi's guarantee and on the other side there is Congress's model of destruction. To gain power, Congress lied a lot to the people of Himachal Pradesh. They said that this would happen in the first cabinet, that will happen. But nothing happened in the first cabinet; rather, the cabinet itself got destroyed."


 

11: 17 IST, May 24th 2024

BJD leader VK Pandian said, "It's (BJD) sweeping western Odisha. We will get an 80% strike rate in western Odisha."

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11: 15 IST, May 24th 2024

The Congress on Friday said the people of Himachal Pradesh have repeatedly voiced their opposition to the Agnipath scheme and asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commit to scrapping the "ill-conceived" military recruitment programme. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh posed several questions to the prime minister ahead of his rallies in Himachal Pradesh. "How much did the attempt to topple the state government cost the BJP? Will the outgoing prime minister commit to scrapping the Agnipath scheme? Why has the Modi sarkar not delivered on railway projects? Why did the outgoing prime minister not declare the July 2023 floods a national calamity?" the Congress general secretary asked.

10: 32 IST, May 24th 2024

Punjab: On Swati Maliwal assault case, Congress candidate from Patiala Lok Sabha seat and former AAP MP, Dharamvira Gandhi says, "...This is a conspiring party. Kejriwal himself is a man who conspires, I know him very well. The conspiracy under which Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav were removed (from the party) and the atmosphere that was created - it scared me. So, I quit the party...Anything is possible in Aam Aadmi Party..."


 

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10: 26 IST, May 24th 2024

Delhi: Polling parties dispatch with EVMs to their respective polling stations ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024.

10: 24 IST, May 24th 2024

Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak says, "The elections are in the final phase. BJP is winning all the seats in the final phase. Voting for the sixth phase will happen tomorrow. BJP will win all the seats in the seventh phase as well. BJP is winning 80 out of 80 seats."


 

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9: 17 IST, May 24th 2024

Himachal Pradesh: State party President Dr Rajeev Bindal says, "People of the state are excited to listen to their leader...People in large numbers are coming here to listen to him (PM Modi)...All the people here have decided to make PM Modi prime minister for the third term..."


 

8: 44 IST, May 24th 2024

Condemning the act of West Bengal police of halting BJP's roadshow on Thursday, Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha said that "jungle raj" is prevailing in the state and that the democratic system has been insulted. 

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8: 42 IST, May 24th 2024

The campaigning for the sixth phase of polling in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections came to an end on Thursday. A total of 889 candidates are in the fray in the 57 Lok Sabha seats from eight states and Union Territories (UTs) that will go to polls in the sixth phase on May 25.

8: 40 IST, May 24th 2024

As the campaigning for sixth phase of Lok Sabha election came to an end, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead BJP's charge in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. 

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Published May 24th, 2024 at 08:45 IST