On Wednesday, Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah, while addressing a huge public meeting in Kaithal, Haryana, stated that the State was infamous across the country that fewer daughters are born here as compared to rest of the country. The Union Home Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had come to Haryana and appealed that 'Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao' should become the slogan of Haryana. Today this State has made the 'Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao' campaign worthwhile, Shah further added.
The Union Home Minister further hit out at the Indian National Congress Congress for mocking the ‘Shastra puja’ for the first Rafale jet received by India on Tuesday, saying the grand old party should know which issues to ridicule. “Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performed ‘Shastra puja’ in Bordeaux, France, and it seems the Congress does not like it. The Congress should think about what they are ridiculing,” he said during a rally in Haryana’s Kaithal. He also hit out at the Congress over its opposition to the scrapping of Article 370, saying other parties who came to power could never take the step. “Removing Article 370 was never about politics, it was about uniting the country; but Congress was against it. Rahul Gandhi was against the removal of Article 370, he should clarify his stand.”
On October 14, Amit Shah would address rallies in Fatehabad, Panchkula, Karnal, and Gurgaon. Also, PM Modi will address his first rally in Ballabhgarh in Faridabad district on October 14, the BJP said in a statement. On October 15, PM will address three more rallies in Dadri, Thanesar, and Hisar, the statement said. The BJP has fielded Commonwealth Games medallist Babita Phogat from Dadri. Party's working president J P Nadda and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also address election meetings in the run-up to the polls. Nadda will address four rallies on October 11 in Sirsa and Gurgaon. On the same day, Adityanath will also address election meetings in the State, it added.
According to the Election Commission (EC), the Haryana Assembly elections will be held on October 21, and the counting of the polls will take place on October 24. Further, the elections will be concluded on October 27, as stated by the Chief Election Commission (CEC), Sunil Arora. According to the EC, Haryana's assembly term expires on November 2. The Maharashtra Assembly elections will be held simultaneously.