Updated May 19th, 2024 at 23:36 IST

I Won't Let the Corrupts Live Outside Jail: PM Modi at Purulia Rally

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PM Modi Addresses Rally in West Bengal | Image: 'X'/@narendramodi
11: 26 IST, May 19th 2024

While addressing a press briefing in Ranchi, Jharkhand, BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia on Sunday said, "Four phases of election have already taken place and tomorrow is the fifth place. All the 14 seats in Jharkhand will be won by NDA and the BJP. In opposition, an army of corrupt groups has emerged and is trying to defeat the BJP, but PM Modi’s honesty is weighing on them.” 

11: 06 IST, May 19th 2024

Mumbai: Security heightened ahead of the 5th phase of the Lok Sabha elections tomorrow, May 20, 2024 in Mumbai. 

Out of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, 13 of them to go for polling in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha Elections tomorrow, on May 20. 

10: 49 IST, May 19th 2024

Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai, while addressing a public meeting in Delhi earlier today, “Polling in 380 Lok Sabha constituencies has been completed till phase four; only 163 constituencies are left for polling (in the next three phases). I can say that the BJP has already crossed the majority mark of 272 seats and is ready to form the government. The people of the country have decided that PM Modi will come for his third term and that he will form the government with more than 400 seats.”

9: 54 IST, May 19th 2024

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal while addressing a 'Nukkad Sabha' in New Delhi said, “He (PM Modi) wants to stop Kejriwal’s free bus service for women in Delhi, but don’t worry, I won’t let that happen. They (BJP) are saying that I have to go back to jail on June 2. It is in your hands now. If you press the lotus button (BJP symbol), then I’ll have to go to jail, and if you press the button of broom (AAP symbol), I’ll stay amongst you."

8: 36 IST, May 19th 2024

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma says, "Whatever is happening in Sandeshkhali, this should not happen anywhere...In June there will be the result (of the Lok Sabha elections) and justice will be done with the people of Sandeshkhali..."

8: 06 IST, May 19th 2024

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived here on a two-day visit to Odisha to campaign for BJP candidates in simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the state.

After his arrival at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar, Modi went to Odisha BJP's headquarters where he was scheduled to hold a meeting with the party's state leaders and would stay the night at the Raj Bhavan.  

As his cavalcade moved towards the party office, people, gathered on both sides of the road, cheered for the prime minister and waved cutouts of the BJP's election symbol lotus'.

As soon as Modi arrived at the party's state headquarters for the first time, he was given a ceremonial welcome by Odisha BJP leaders.

The prime minister is scheduled to leave Bhubaneswar around 7.25 am on Monday for Puri and visit Sri Jagannath temple there.

Modi will hold a roadshow in the pilgrim town in the morning, a state BJP leader said. (With inputs from PTI) 


7: 39 IST, May 19th 2024

"There was a time when Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that he would raise his voice for the people of India. However, he is protesting for someone who is accused of assaulting a female MP. His PS has misbehaved with a woman. He is protesting for someone who assaulted his party's female worker. How will you ensure the safety of women of Delhi if you cannot protect your own female MP?" says BJP leader Bansuri Swaraj. 

6: 55 IST, May 19th 2024

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says, "There was Congress government in Odisha for 50 years and for 25 years BJP government has been in power in Odisha. This time BJP will be getting a thumping majority in Odisha. After 75 years BJP government will be formed with a clear majority in Odisha..."

4: 50 IST, May 19th 2024

During a rally in Medinipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condemned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's remarks against Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Sevashram Sangha and said threats are being issued against these socio-religious organisations to "appease" TMC's vote bank

Slamming Banerjee, PM Modi said, "not just Bengal, the entire country is angry. Bengal CM has crossed all limits, she has raised allegations on ISKCON. INDI bloc  don’t question their leader who talks ill about Hindu religion, but they are putting all efforts to save the Sandeshkali accused. They will not let you celebrate Ram Navmi. They will appeal for vote jihad. This is the reality of INDI alliance. TMC government doesn’t deserve even a single vote of yours. Their appeasement politics has completely disturbed the demographics of Bengal." 

4: 50 IST, May 19th 2024

Slamming Trinamool Congress Party, PM  Modi said, “TMC syndicate hold no position. They are scared, afraid of people’s power.” Targeting TMC over nepotism, he added,  "TMC stands for corruption, Bhai- Batija politics, and appeasement."

4: 34 IST, May 19th 2024

Addressing a public rally, Union Home Minister Amit Shah says, "... Four phases of the elections are complete and the 5th phase is tomorrow... The PM has crossed 270 in 4 phases. Lalu's party is not getting 4 and Rahul Baba is not getting even 40..."

3: 40 IST, May 19th 2024

“Your dreams are Modi's resolve. I do not have to leave behind a legacy for my ‘nephew’ or anyone else. I am working and will work for the people. I want to make ‘Viksit Bharat’ for the children of the poor, Dalits and tribals. This is the legacy that I want to leave behind. Each and every vote of yours will strengthen Modi’s hands and give me energy to work more,” says PM Modi, while addressing a public rally in West Bengal’s Bishnupur.

3: 02 IST, May 19th 2024

On the eve of phase five of Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission on Sunday pointed out that Mumbai, Thane and Lucknow have shown apathy towards voting in the past and asked these city dwellers to turnout in higher numbers. The poll authority noted that in the past these cities have "suffered" from urban apathy in voting. "The Commission specially calls upon these city dwellers to erase the stigma by turning out in higher numbers," it said.

2: 24 IST, May 19th 2024

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday asserted that reservations have been provided to certain sections of minority communities, in states ruled by it, "on the ground of social and economic backwardness". Addressing a press conference at the Sadaqat Ashram here, the BPCC headquarters, Ramesh clarified that no quotas have been provided "on the basis of religion" in states like Karnataka. "We abide by the Constitution which does not allow grant of reservations and citizenship on the basis of religion. It is the BJP which has violated the Constitution through CAA, which is nothing but grant of citizenship along religious lines. The law has, therefore, been challenged in court", the AICC general secretary said.

2: 24 IST, May 19th 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condemned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s remarks against Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Sevashram Sangha and said threats are being issued against these socio-religious organisations to "appease" one's vote bank. Addressing a rally in Purulia, Modi said the TMC has crossed the limits of decency by stooping so low that it is "spreading canards against ISKCON, Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Sevashram Sangha".

1: 50 IST, May 19th 2024

In his Purulia's public meeting, PM Narendra Modi said, "...I am saying it now that I won't let the corrupts live outside jail... Modi is giving you another guarantee, after June 4 when we form the new govt, corrupt people will have to spend their entire lives in jail..."

1: 46 IST, May 19th 2024

Seeking a second term from Sultanpur, BJP leader Maneka Gandhi on Sunday said her focus is on local issues and asserted that her victory margin will be bigger this time. However, the former Union minister refused to comment on the BJP denying poll ticket to her son Varun Gandhi from Pilibhit Varun, she said, will soon campaign for her in Sultanpur. In an interview to PTI, the eight-time MP said she is only concerned about the problems of her constituency and does not wish to comment on the BJP's call to wipe out the Congress from Rae Bareli.

12: 48 IST, May 19th 2024

The Congress is set to step up its outreach to women ahead of the sixth and seventh phases of the Lok Sabha polls with plans in place to distribute more than 40 lakh pamphlets focused on its proposed "Mahalakshmi" scheme under which Rs 1 lakh will be given every year to a woman from a poor family, sources said. In a video message, Sonia Gandhi had said last week that women of the country are facing tough times in the wake of a "severe crisis" and the party's proposed 'Mahalakshmi scheme' for them will help change their lives.

12: 47 IST, May 19th 2024

In a boost to the BJP in Odisha, BJD Nimapara MLA Samir Ranjan Dash on Sunday joined the saffron party after quitting the regional outfit. BJP Odisha unit president Manmohan Samal, party's Odisha in-charge Vijay Pal Singh Tomar and other leaders welcomed Dash at the party headquarters here. Dash had earlier in the day resigned from the regional outfit. The three-time legislator was annoyed after being denied a party ticket to contest the 2024 Assembly elections.

11: 58 IST, May 19th 2024

During a public rally in Jamshedpur, PM Modi said, " Congress and JMM know nothing about development. Their only job is to speak lies, loudly, again and again, and everywhere...their goal is to do the X-ray of poor people's wealth and steal it. They want to snatch the reservation of SC and ST, They abuse Modi everyday. Can't they think about anything beyond this?...whole country has realised their truth."

11: 47 IST, May 19th 2024

 During a public rally in Jamshedpur, PM Modi says, " Congress and JMM know nothing about development. Their only job is to speak lies, loudly, again and again, and everywhere...their goal is to do the X-ray of poor people's wealth and steal it. They want to snatch the reservation of SC and ST, They abuse Modi everyday. Can't they think about anything beyond this?...whole country has realised their truth"


11: 22 IST, May 19th 2024

Polling officials leave for their respective polling stations ahead of elections in Odisha tomorrow 5th phase of Lok Sabha election and state Assembly election to take place simultaneously in Odisha tomorrow.

11: 22 IST, May 19th 2024

BJP candidate from Patnagarh state assembly seat, Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo says, "...I have always been into the assembly from the opposition party of the BJP. This time I am asking people to vote for the BJP, PM Modi to make a double-engine govt in the state to let the central government's schemes reach the people of the state. People are accepting this... Due to the lack of development in Western Odisha, people migrate to other states of India...The procurement policy of the govt is faulty..."


11: 22 IST, May 19th 2024

Odisha: BJP candidate from Balangir Lok Sabha seat Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo says, "I feel the people have faith in the royal family as they have seen our performance and we have dedicated our life in the service of the people without expecting anything in return... My husband is also contesting election for the state assembly seat that comes within my Lok Sabha constituency and we together work in the service of the people. The fight is to make PM Modi the PM for the third term."

9: 15 IST, May 19th 2024

AAP's East Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Kuldeep Kumar on Sunday organized a cyclothon as part of his election campaign. BJP has fielded Harsh Malhotra from the East Delhi seat. Delhi will vote on May 25.

9: 12 IST, May 19th 2024

BJP candidate from Mandi, Kangana Ranaut said, "...I think that the so many awards that I have got, be it national awards or Padmshri if I'll get the MP of the year award in the time to come, I'll be very happy... In our party, or promises, Modi's guarantees are taken very seriously, I don't see other parties having these strict kinds of protocols that we have..."

9: 18 IST, May 19th 2024

PM Modi will address multiple rallies in West Bengal and Jharkhand on Sunday.

Published May 19th, 2024 at 09:19 IST