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    Assembly Elections 2019 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi lashes out at PM in Mumbai. ‘Everyone knows there was theft in Rafale deal. People from Defence Ministry clearly wrote PM is interfering in the deal, that’s why there’s guilt. The name Rafale hurts and tha’s the reason Rajnath Singh ji went to Paris France to collect Rafale,’ said Rahul.

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    Assembly Elections 2019 LIVE: Addressing a rally in Satara, Maharashtra, Home Minister Amit Shah said that Modi-Modi slogans were giving ‘stomach ache’ to Congress. He added that these slogans were not for the PM but in respect of 125 crore people of India.

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    Assembly Elections 2019 LIVE: Addressing a rally in Sakoli PM said,”It is your (people) trust that is continuously inspiring us & giving us the strength to take strong & big decisions. It is because of your trust that we are able to take strong steps, steps that people were hesitant & scared to take earlier.

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    Assembly Elections 2019 LIVE: I’d like to suggest Pakistan to work honestly, eliminate terrorism,maintain brotherhood. We’re neighbours, we want to walk together. If you don’t fight terrorism honestly, I clearly state that India has the ability to fight fundamentalist forces, said Defence Minister


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    Assembly Elections 2019 LIVE: Today with utter politeness, I want to give suggestion to Pakistan that they must change the way they think & the direction of their thinking, else Pak that was divided into two parts earlier, will now be divided into several parts, said Rajnath Singh in Haryana’s Pataudi
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    Assembly Elections 2019 LIVE: I challenge my opponents to come with clear stand (on Article 370). If you have courage, then announce it in your election manifesto to bring back Article 370.They are shedding crocodile tears everyday. Do they have strength to do it?Will people of this country allow it? PM said.

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    Assembly Elections 2019 LIVE: There was a situation where there was expansion of only terrorism, separatism & plot against ideas of unity & integrity. For us, J&K and Ladakh are not only a piece of land, they are crown of India. Every bit of that region enriches thinking & strength of India, PM asserted.

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    Assembly Elections 2019 LIVE: On 5th Aug, as per your wishes, we took a decision, that was unthinkable till then. There was a situation in which scope for development of vulnerable sections in J&K was negligible.On Valmiki Jayanti,I’m fortunate that I can embrace ‘Valmiki’ brothers from J&K, said PM

New Delhi: To seek a fresh five-year term, political bigwigs including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi visited poll bound states Maharashtra and Haryana on Sunday to campaign for their respective parties. While PM Modi addressed 2 rallies in Jalgaon and Sakoli districts of Maharashtra, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is expected to address 3 public gatherings in Chandivali, Dharavi and Latur districts of the state.

“Will be campaigning in Maharashtra tomorrow. Looking forward to addressing rallies in Jalgaon and Sakoli. The NDA is going to the people based on the stellar work of our Government led by the youthful and visionary CM Devendra Fadnavis. We seek five more years to serve the state,” PM Modi had tweeted yesterday. (Full coverage on Assembly elections 2019)

The ruling BJP-Shiv Sena coalition, which also includes other small parties, is in direct contest with the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, in Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto ‘Mhare Sapne Ka Haryana’ or ‘My dreams of Haryana’ for the Assembly Elections in presence of CM Manohar Lal Khattar, working President JP Nadda, Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala, manifesto committee chief OP Dhankar. Other senior functionaries and leaders were also present during the manifesto release.

Earlier on Friday, the Congress party had also released its ‘Sankalp Patra’ (manifesto), promising loan waiver for farmers and reservation for women in government jobs. It also promised 50 per cent reservation for women in Panchayati Raj institution, municipality corporations and city councils. Expressing concerns over drug menace in the state, the party assured the formation of a special task force to keep a check on addiction.The party also promised to give an annual scholarship of Rs 12,000 to students belonging to Scheduled Castes and extremely backward class from Class 1 to 10 and Rs 15,000 for those in class 11 and 12.

Both Maharashtra and Haryana will go to polls on October 21 and the results will be declared three days later, i.e, October 24.