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PM Modi attacks opposition over corruption,
PM Modi attacks opposition over corruption, dynasty


NEW DELHI. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 4 rallies in poll bound states, says issues of corruption and dynastic politics unites opposition parties like the congress and JDS; Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh also hold poll rallies.

With the political temperature soaring, candidates are busy campaigning day and night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held four rallies across three states. He addressed rallies in Gujarat, Karnataka, and Kerala and appealed to voters to vote for the BJP.

PM held the first rally of the day in his home state Gujarat where he launched a scathing attack on the Congress saying that it never gave Sardar Patel the respect he deserved. He said that Sardar Patel was a Congress minister yet none of the party leaders have come to see the Statue of Unity. The Prime Minister said that his government has restricted terrorism to only 2 and a half districts of Jammu and Kashmir. He furrther said that there hasn't been a single bomb blast in the last five years.

The Prime Minister later held rallies in Karnataka's Bagalkot and Chikodi where he attacked the coalition government of the JD(S) and Congress in the state. He said that the Karnataka state government is weak, and their support to the 'Mahagathbandhan' indicates they also want a weak government at the Centre.

PM held the last rally of the day in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala where he talked about the accomplishments of his government. Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor is in a direct contest against BJP candidate Rajshekhar for this seat.

Other BJP leaders are also campaigning round the clock. While party president Amit Shah addressed rallies in Chhattisgarh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh was in West Bengal, where both senior leaders spoke about the achievemements of the government and attacked the opposition. Tearing into the Congress party's Nyaya yojana, Rajnath Singh said that for India to get rid off poverty, India should get rid off Congress. BJP Chief Amit Shah said that if the NDA comes to power, they will remove each and every infiltrator from the country.

Meanwhile, in Delhi someone flung a shoe at BJP leaders Bhupendra Yadav and GVL Narsimha Rao while they were addressing a press conference at the party headquarters. He was immediately detained by the security personnels persent at the event.

Apart from the electioneering, party leaders also filed their nominations. Union Ministers Maneka Gandhi and Arjun Ram Meghwal filed their nominations from Sultanpur and Bikaner respectively. Maneka Gandhi also held a roadshow before her nomination.

Opposition party leaders are also on the campaign trail with full might, leaving no stone unturned to convince the voters that they can give an alternative model of governance. Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressed election rallies in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, while Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav,Poonam Sinha and many other opposition leaders filed their nomination for Lok Sabha elections.

In the opposition camp a number of prominent leaders filed their nomination on Thursday. SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav and Poonam Sinha filed their nomination in UP, while AAP leader Balbir Jakhar filed his nomination in Delhi and Congress leader Captain Ajay Yadav filed his nomination in Gurugram.

SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav filed his nomination from Azamgah parliamentary constituency in UP. Accompanied by large number of party leaders Akhilesh Yadav reached DM's office and filed his nomination. The SP chief said Azamgarh is the 'karambhoomi' of 'samajwadis' and exuded confidence that the people will continue to repose their faith in him by giving him blessings and support.

Poonam Sinha, the wife of film actor Shatrughna Sinha filed her nomination from Lucknow parliamentary seat. She was accompanied by her son. Later she visited the Samajwadi Party Office and held a road show. Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple yadav, Shatrughna Sinha and many other prominent were present on the occasion.

On the other hand, Congress leader Captain Ajay Yadav filed his nomination from Gurugram Lok Sabha seat. An election rally was also held on the occasion. Meanwhile amid suspense of an alliance between Congress and Aam AAdmi Party in Delhi AAP candidates have started filing nominations for the LS elections. AAP candidate Balbir Jakhar filed his nomination from west Delhi seat. On another front, the chances of an alliance between Congress and AAP seem bleak. Both parties are accusing each other for this deadlock.

Congress is also on the campaign trail with full energy. Its President Rahul Gandhi held election rallies in UP and Gujarat. Addressing an election rally in Badaun, Rahul Gandhi said if his party is voted to power, interests of farmers would be taken care of and indebted farmers will not be sent to jails. He also attacked SP-BSP alliance and said that they never oppose PM Modi. In his rally at Junagarh in Gujarat Rahul referred to NYAY Scheme and said through this scheme congress would launch attack on poverty.

Clearly, Opposition parties are also doing all efforts to convince the electorate about their policies and programmes.(UPDATED ON APRIL 18TH, 2019)