Campaigning continues for remaining three phases of LS polls

Campaigning continues for the remaining three phases of Lok Sabha elections. Star campaigners of various political parties are holding rallies and road shows to woo the voters in different States.

Prime minister Narendra Modi said that government is in continuous touch with the storm-affected states Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and union territory Puducherry. 

Addressing an election rally at Hindaun city in Rajasthan today, he said that government has released more than one thousand crore rupees for rescue and relief operations in storm-affected areas. 

He said that NDRF, Coastguard, Indian army and Navy are engaged there in rescue and relief operations. He said that our united efforts to cope up against the storm are the best example of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

BJP President Amit Shah has cancelled his scheduled rallies in Jharkhand in view of bad weather conditions. In a tweet, Mr Shah prayed for well being of all in the ongoing weather conditions. 

In Madhya Pradesh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that ‘NYAY’ scheme promised by his party will jump-start the country’s economy as people will have money in their bank accounts to spend, a power which was taken away by steps like demonetization and  GST. 

Rahul Gandhi was addressing an election rally at Rewa district.  Seeking to woo the women present at the rally, he said the money under the minimum income scheme will be directly deposited in their bank accounts. 

 The Congress has fielded Siddharth Tiwari from the Rewa seat against the BJP’s Janardan Mishra.

Campaigning for the 5th phase will end tomorrow evening and polling for this phase will take place on Monday. In Bihar, polling will be held in five seats- Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Saran and Hajipur- in the fifth phase on Monday. Election Scenario in these constituencies is quite different in comparison to 2014 elections.

The Hindu

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