Modi in Varanasi: I’m here on the call of Ganga Mata
It was a huge show of strength — for three hours, a sea of saffron blocked the roads as the crowds cheered the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, before he filed his nomination here on Thursday. They blew conch shells, beat drums, showered rose petals and shouted slogans like “gareeb ka beta PM banega (a poor man’s son will become the PM).”
Jaitley’s pamphlet idea to help shed outsider tag
Under attack from his opponent, former CM and Congress candidate from Amritsar Captain Amarinder Singh, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has made a final attempt to shed the outsider tag.In a pamphlet addressed to the residents of the city, Jaitley has invoked the legacy of his mother, the late Ratna Prabha, who was born in Amritsar.
Modi factor brings Mumbai Muslims to booths
For Muslim voters of Mumbai, Thursday meant a battle between Narendra Modi and themselves. A majority of people from Muslim-dominated pockets came out to cast their votes against the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate. At Mohammad Ali Road in south Mumbai, a stream of voters gathered outside polling stations. In this lower middle and middle-class Muslim-dominated neighbourhood, most people voted for the Congress-NCP alliance.
Narendra Modi: Wave breaches Varanasi’s bunds
There is one in Varanasi. And it breached the bunds on Thursday when Narendra Modi flew in to file his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat. Wave after wave of his supporters, sporting saffron caps with the ‘Modi For PM’ legend, thronged the 3km route he took. By the time he reached the district and sessions court, where he was to file the papers, they were like ants on an anthill, with BJP flags bristling in the air, shouting, ‘Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi.’
Modi plays career card to woo youths
Highlighting the UPA government’s failure to fulfil its job promise to youngsters before the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, sixty-plus Narendra Modi today urged the youth brigade to vote for the BJP for a brighter career prospect.