New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath for the second time on Thursday after a spectacular victory in the national election a week ago. Over 50 ministers joined him in the swearing-in held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of 8,000 guests including world leaders, dignitaries, politicians, celebrities and industrialists.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday after storming back to power. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is headed for a comfortable majority in the 17th Lok Sabha as election trends show that the BJP is likely to cross the 300 mark on its own and the NDA may bag over 350 seats – a party or alliance needs 272 to form government.
The Union minister for road transport and highways, water resources and river development said, “The BJP will win more seats than the 2014 general election and Narendra Modi will again be the prime minister. “Gadkari claimed that what the Congress could not do in 50 years, the BJP had done in five years.
A day after PM Modi’s ‘Bhrashtachari No. 1’ barb against Rajiv Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi replied with a “karma awaits you” message.
“Modiji, the battle is over. Your karma awaits you. Projecting your inner beliefs about yourself onto my father won’t protect you. All my love and a huge hug,” Rahul tweeted
Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed on Monday that 40 TMC MLAs were in touch with him and will desert their party once the BJP wins the general
Addressing back-to-back rallies in East Midnapore, Mamata Banerjee said, “We will ask the Election Commission (EC) to keep an account of the spendings in the prime minister’s public meetings. If the EC can seek details of expenditure from others, why not from him?”
The chief minister also alleged that BJPis doling out thousands of rupees to lure people to its rallies.
The veteran Gandhian said using the sacrifices of martyrs for seeking votes was saddening. “When the trend is to do anything to come to power, such misuse is seen and voters are sleeping,” Hazare said
The BJP on Wednesday fielded Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, facing trial in the Malegaon blasts case, from the Bhopal parliamentary constituency, where she is set to have a direct contest with Congress heavyweight and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh.
New Delhi: Nationalism and the sacrifice of soldiers are as much an election issue as the death of farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday, rejecting opposition criticism that he was using the defence forces in his campaign speeches for influencing voters. “In a country where thousands of its soldiers have been martyred, shouldn’t that be an election issue? If farmers die, then it is an election issue, but when soldiers die then it is not an election issue? How can that be?” PM Modi said in an interview to national broadcaster Doordarshan.
While addressing an event to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Mahamahopadhyay VV Mirashi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that social and research organisations should work towards a strong and permanent source to carry out work for the welfare of the society.