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  • Campaigning intensifies for final phase of LS polls

    Published on May 13, 2019

    Campaigning is in full swing for the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections. 59 constituencies spread over 7 states and one Union Territory will go to polls in this phase on Sunday.

    The star campaigners of various political parties are holding multiple rallies in different parts of the country to woo the voters.

    Speaking at a public meeting in Canning under Jayanagar constituency in West Bengal this afternoon, BJP President Amit Shah said that Citizenship Amendment bill will be passed in the Parliament and NRC will be implemented in West Bengal to deal with infiltrations.

    Mr Shah accused Trinamool Congress President and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of giving support to infiltrators for vote bank politics.

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi campaigned at Ludhiana in Punjab. He said the comments made by party leader Sam Pitroda on the 1984 Sikh riots were incorrect.

    Mr Gandhi said the NDA government has failed to fulfil the promises it made to the public in the last five years of its rule. On the party’s proposed ‘Nyay’ scheme, the Congress President said, the poverty alleviation scheme will act as a fuel of the economy.

    BJP today attacked BSP Chief Mayawati over her personal remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a tweet, senior party leader and Union Minister Arun Jaitley said that such remarks expose her as unfit for public life.

    Later, another party leader and Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the BSP president has understood that BSP-SP-RLD alliance is losing polls and this is the reason for her worry and sense of insecurity. She said it is disappointing that Mayawati has spoken so ill about the Prime Minister.

    Earlier in Lucknow, the BSP Chief had reportedly made personal remarks against the Prime Minister alleging that he has no respect for women. She also accused him of playing politics on Alwar gangrape case to take advantage in elections. Speaking at a rally in Gorakhpur, Mayawati said, the BJP-led NDA government has failed to fulfil the promises it made during the 2014 elections. Our correspondent reports that leaders of all major political parties are holding rallies in Uttar Pradesh.

    Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Rajnath Singh have accused the Congress of lowering the political discourse and the dignity of the office of the Prime Minister. In an interview to a news agency, He claimed that the BJP will get a majority on its own and that the BJP led NDA can well end up with a two-thirds majority.