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LS polls campaign highlights: Modi slams Left, Cong over Sabarimala issue

Modi slammed the CPI(M)-led LDF govt in Kerala and Cong-led UDF Oppn over the Sabarimala issue; Congress Core Group's meeting had a detailed discussion on the preparedness for the Lok Sabha elections

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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PM Narendra Modi in Kollam, Kerala. Photo: @ANI

Political parties across India are gearing up for the Lok Sabha Election, which is due sometime in April this year.

Prime Minister arrived in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday evening on a brief four-hour visit of Kerala, sounding the poll bugle in the state. Modi launched a scathing attack on the Left government in Kerala on the Sabarimala issue, saying that Communists do not respect India's culture and spirituality. Hitting out at the CPI(M)-led LDF and the Opposition, spearheaded by the UDF in the state, he said both the fronts were two sides of the same coin and accused them of neglecting people of the state. "We know that the Communists do not respect India's culture, history and spirituality," Modi said at a public meeting in Kollam.     

Earlier in the day, BSP supremo spelt out her party's views on the political situation and the tie-up with Samajwadi Party on the occasion of her 63rd birthday. While addressing the media, she said, "My ideal birthday gift would be SP-BSP's victory in the upcoming "  
 
Meanwhile, the Core Group's meeting, which took place on Tuesday in New Delhi at 15, Gurdwara Rakabganj Road, had a detailed discussion on the preparedness for the coming Lok Sabha elections, among other political issues. 
 
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LS polls campaign highlights: Modi slams Left, Cong over Sabarimala issue

Congress Core Group to meet again   Sources told ANI that the Core Group would meet again to discuss further the party's roadmap for the coming Lok Sabha polls. Since Congress president Rahul Gandhi is out of the country, the Core Group did not take any call either on "Uttar Pradesh or any other major issues related to the Lok Sabha elections". (Read more here) 

LS polls campaign highlights: Modi slams Left, Cong over Sabarimala issue

Political situation in Karnataka discussed in Congress Core Group's meeting   Sources told ANI that the Congress Core Group's meeting, which went on for nearly three hours, discussed the prevailing political situation in Karnataka, where the BJP and Congress-JDS leaders are accusing each other of poaching their MLAs. (Read more here) 

LS polls campaign highlights: Modi slams Left, Cong over Sabarimala issue

Congress Core Group meet discusses Mission 2019, UP    On Tuesday evening, the Congress Core Group's meeting began in New Delhi at 15, Gurdwara Rakabganj Road. (Read more here)     1) The meeting is likely to discuss among other things Mission 2019 Lok Sabha poll and the situation arising out of the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh where 80 seats are at stake.   2) Sources told news agency ANI that the issues related to a possible alliance, poll strategy, and organisational structure will come up for discussion during the meeting.    3) "The discussion will also take place on how to strengthen the party at the booth level, galvanising the party cadres for the Lok Sabha polls, strategy for retaining the edge in the states where the party won recently held Assembly polls," they said.   4) Sources said the main focus of the meeting would be Uttar Pradesh, where the SP-BSP has ditched the Congress instead of forging a grand alliance with the grand old party.    5) "For the last four days, senior party leaders have been working out the plan for UP battle," sources added. 

LS polls campaign highlights: Modi slams Left, Cong over Sabarimala issue

Prayed for the development of India and the peace and happiness of 130 crore Indians at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. pic.twitter.com/a9PvVY5sDQ — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 15, 2019

LS polls campaign highlights: Modi slams Left, Cong over Sabarimala issue

Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Kerala Governor Palanisamy Sathasivam also present. Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. #Kerala Governor Palanisamy Sathasivam also present. pic.twitter.com/eIl5X8VLDo — ANI (@ANI) January 15, 2019

LS polls campaign highlights: Modi slams Left, Cong over Sabarimala issue

LIVE : PM Shri @narendramodi inaugurates Swadesh Darshan Project at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. https://t.co/xLvztBQLVn — BJP (@BJP4India) January 15, 2019

LS polls campaign highlights: Modi slams Left, Cong over Sabarimala issue

Thiruvananthapuram: PM Modi inaugurates Swadeshi Darshan Scheme at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Kerala Governor Palanisamy Sathasivam, CM Pinarayi Vijayan, and Shashi Tharoor also present. Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Swadeshi Darshan Scheme at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Kerala Governor Palanisamy Sathasivam, CM Pinarayi Vijayan, and Shashi Tharoor also present. #Kerala pic.twitter.com/EHhTbwId6b — ANI (@ANI) January 15, 2019   

LS polls campaign highlights: Modi slams Left, Cong over Sabarimala issue

The people of Kerala have woken. They see BJP as the party that can fulfil their aspirations. We will leave no stone unturned to fulfil their dreams and build a strong, prosperous and inclusive India: PM Modi 

LS polls campaign highlights: Modi slams Left, Cong over Sabarimala issue

The entire world loves the cashew nuts from Kollam. But UDF and LDF have failed to do anything for cashew nut farmers. They are responsible for the poor condition of the sector. A BJP government in Kerala will give topmost importance to the welfare of the cashew nut industry: PM 

LS polls campaign highlights: Modi slams Left, Cong over Sabarimala issue

We all have the same blood in our veins. We live together in the same country. And, I will do everything I can for each and every Indian: PM 

LS polls campaign highlights: Modi slams Left, Cong over Sabarimala issue

All parties talked, but no action (was taken). It was the NDA government that brought a historic increase in MSP for the farmers: PM

First Published: Tue, January 15 2019. 08:47 IST
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LS polls campaign highlights: Modi slams Left, Cong over Sabarimala issue

Modi slammed the CPI(M)-led LDF govt in Kerala and Cong-led UDF Oppn over the Sabarimala issue; Congress Core Group's meeting had a detailed discussion on the preparedness for the Lok Sabha elections

Political parties across India are gearing up for the Lok Sabha Election, which is due sometime in April this year.

Prime Minister arrived in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday evening on a brief four-hour visit of Kerala, sounding the poll bugle in the state. Modi launched a scathing attack on the Left government in Kerala on the Sabarimala issue, saying that Communists do not respect India's culture and spirituality. Hitting out at the CPI(M)-led LDF and the Opposition, spearheaded by the UDF in the state, he said both the fronts were two sides of the same coin and accused them of neglecting people of the state. "We know that the Communists do not respect India's culture, history and spirituality," Modi said at a public meeting in Kollam.     

Earlier in the day, BSP supremo spelt out her party's views on the political situation and the tie-up with Samajwadi Party on the occasion of her 63rd birthday. While addressing the media, she said, "My ideal birthday gift would be SP-BSP's victory in the upcoming "  
 
Meanwhile, the Core Group's meeting, which took place on Tuesday in New Delhi at 15, Gurdwara Rakabganj Road, had a detailed discussion on the preparedness for the coming Lok Sabha elections, among other political issues. 
 
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