Uttar Pradesh

Congress better suited to tackle terror: Sonia

Sonia-GandhiKushinagar (Uttar Pradesh), May 8 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday took on the BJP for failing to contain terrorism when it ruled India for six years under Atal Bihari Vajapyee's leadership.

The Congress alone was capable of protecting the country's integrity, Gandhi told an election rally here.

"The BJP says we are soft on terror. The truth is the nation was marred by terrorist attacks during their six year rule," she said, referring to the 1998-2004 when a BJP-led coalition governed India.

Modi government will put India back on track: Jaitley

Arun-JaitleyVaranasi, May 6 : Only a stable government led by BJP leader Narendra Modi will put the Indian economy back on track, party leader Arun Jaitley said Tuesday.

"Only the BJP and NDA can provide a stable government which is required to put the country's economy back on track," Jaitley told the media while releasing the BJP's Vision Document for Varanasi where Modi is the party candidate.

"The people of Varanasi have got a historic opportunity of not just voting for an MP but the country's prime minister," he added, referring to the party's prime ministerial candidate.

BJP believes in divisive politics: Rahul

Rahul-Gandhi_Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh), May 6 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday accused the BJP of indulging in "divisive politics" and benefitting a few industrialists while failing to work for the masses.

He was addressing an election rally here.

"They indulge in politics of hate and anger and pit Hindus against Muslims. They divide people on caste and religious lines to get votes. We don't believe in such ideology," Gandhi said.

"Their idea of India shining is to let a few corporates loot the country while the masses remain jobless," he added.

Kumar Vishwas says his family told to leave Amethi

Kumar Vishwas says his family told to leave AmethiLucknow, May 6 - Kumar Vishwas, who is Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Amethi, Tuesday alleged that his family had been asked to leave the constituency or face forceful eviction.

According to sources, district police officials late Monday reached the rented accommodation of the AAP leader and asked his wife and other relatives along with the children to leave the constituency.

Modi invokes Lord Ram at Faizabad

Narendra-ModiLucknow, May 5 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Monday invoked the name of Lord Ram in an election speech and urged the people to vote out the "corrupt and incompetent Congress government at the centre".

He accused the Congress of belying the hopes of the people, breaking its promise to create 10 crore jobs in five years and failing to bring down inflation in 100 days.

Modi said he will never break his promise of ushering in good times for the people of the country.

The Gujarat chief minister said that even Mahatma Gandhi espoused the cause of Ram Rajya.

Happy asking for votes from people than looting them like Congress: Modi

Narendra ModiAmbedkarnagar, (Uttar Pradesh), May 5 : Taking a jibe at Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has strongly criticized Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for insulting brave soldiers to ask votes, the latter on Monday said he is happy asking for something from people instead of looting them like the Congress.

Modi gave more money to Adani than what we invest in MNREGA: Rahul

rahul-gandhiAmethi, May 3 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi gave away more money to businessman Gautam Adani than what the Congress-led UPA Government invests in the MNREGA scheme in one year.

" Modi gave away more money to Adani than what we invest in MNREGA in one year i. e. 30000 crore rupees. We are giving 30000 crore rupees to farmers through MNREGA but he has given 40000 crore rupees to one business," Rahul said while addressing a public meeting here.

Beni Prasad Verma compares divisive Modi to a 'monster'

Beni-Prasad-VermaGonda (Uttar Pradesh), May 3 : Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma stoked a fresh controversy late on Friday night here, by comparing BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to a "monster".

"A person, who discriminates between Hindus and Muslims in this country and create hatred between them, is not a human being, but a monster," Prasad said at an election rally in Maskanwa town in Gonda District.

My father is Rajiv Gandhi, retorts Priyanka

Priyanka-GandhiAmethi, May 1 : Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Thursday said angrily that she was the daughter of late former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and he cannot be compared to anyone.

"My father is Rajiv Gandhi. He laid down his life for the country. He cannot be compared to anyone else," Priyanka Gandhi said in a retort.

She was reacting to a reported statement by Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi that she was like his daughter.

Rahul shares our father's development vision: Priyanka

Priyanka-GandhiAmethi, April 29 : The Congress party's star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi Tuesday said her brother Rahul, seeking re-election to the Lok Sabha from here, has the same vision of development as their father Rajiv Gandhi had.

"My father used to be the MP from here. He developed Amethi and always thought about long-term, holistic growth. Rahul, who is now your MP and my brother, also has the same vision and thinks of long-term development," Priyanka said at an election meeting here.

Criticism a 'gift' that I choose to reject: Priyanka

Priyanka-GandhiRae Bareli, April 28 : Under attack from the BJP, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Monday termed the opposition's criticism a "gift" that she chose to reject.

Asked about the barrage of criticism by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of her and her husband Robert Vadra, Gandhi said: "Buddha said you can choose the gift you want to receive."

"If they choose to give me those gifts, I can choose to reject. If I reject them, it's theirs not mine," she told TV channel Times Now.

Media creating false Modi wave: Mayawati

MayawatiLucknow, April 25 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati Friday said the media was trying to create a "false wave" in favour of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Addressing a press conference in the state capital, the former UP chief minister said that Modi had cast his spell on the media, which was trying to create a "false wave" in his favour.

"Bhajpayiyon ne media ke through ek nakli hawa banane ki koshish ki hai," she said and went on to add that even some "astrologers of fame had been managed to create a wave in favour of the BJP".

Modi arrives in Varanasi, pays tributes to Madan Mohan Malviya

Narendra ModiVaranasi, (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 24  : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi on Thursday to file his nomination for contesting electionsand paid tribute to Madan Mohan Malviya.

Media reports indicated that a retired judge, a boatman, a weaver and a singer would be proposing Modi's nomination in Varanasi.

Among those who will propose his name are retired Allahabad High Court judge Justice Giridhar Malaviya, the grandson of Madan Mohan Malaviya, who was a noted educationist and a four-time president of the Indian National Congress.

Politics isn't about making personal attacks: Priyanka

Priyanka-GandhiRae Bareli, April 23 : Politics is about dealing with the problems of the people and "not just making personal attacks", Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said here Wednesday.

"Politics is all about the development and problems of the people. Parties should focus on bringing out the solutions for the problems of the people and not just making personal attacks," Priyanka said during a campaign for her mother and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

She said that political candidates just focus on making personal attacks without talking about the solutions of the problems people face.

Kejriwal to file nomination in Varanasi Wednesday

Arvind-KejriwalVaranasi, April 22 : AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will file his nomination for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat Wednesday, party leader Manish Sisodia said.

Kejriwal's nomination will come a day before BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi - who the former Delhi chief minister has challenged in the Hindu holy city - files his papers.

"He will file his nomination on Wednesday. He will go to DM's office in an open jeep. His supporters will go along," Sisodia said here.

Varanasi will go to polls May 12 in the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls 2014.

Congress will fight back: Priyanka

Priyanka-GandhiRae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), April 22 : Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday said that the Congress will "fight back" against all those who have "maligned" the Gandhi family.

"There is a change in the way politics is being done in the current elections. My husband and the entire Gandhi family is being maligned. My family is being attacked for the past two Years. My husband has been used for the political attacks. The Congress will fight back with determination," Priyanka said while addressing a rally here.

She said that she was saddened by the way politics was being done in the country.

Mulayam says fight is with BJP, as Congress is non-existent

Mulayam-Singh-YadavFarrukhabad (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 20 : Samajwadi Party (SP) chief, Mulayam Singh Yadav, while addressing an election rally said that it is a straight fight between Samajwadi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh, as the Congress does not exist at all in this election.

Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said that there is no third party other than SP and BJP as far as the election is concerned.

Those who voted, have already defeated the Congress: Modi

narendra-modiKanpur, Apr 18 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday said people who have voted in the earlier phases of the elections, have already defeated the Congress Party, and asked people voting in the next phase to ensure that a strong government is formed in Delhi.

"The people, who have voted, have already defeated the Congress-led UPA Government in these elections.  But now, the people who will be voting have a big responsibility.  It is their responsibility to ensure that a strong government is formed in Delhi," Modi said in his address during a rally held here.

Admitting Delhi 'mistake', Kejriwal has dialogue with voters

Arvind-KejriwalVaranasi, April 17 : AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who admitted he should have consulted the people before he decided to quit as Delhi chief minister and resign his government, has launched a major dialogue with voters here while calling for the defeat of BJP icon Narendra Modi.

The former Delhi chief minister sprung a surprise on the very day he reached this Hindu holy city to take on Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, in the Lok Sabha election.

On Tuesday, shortly after arriving here after an overnight train ride from Delhi, Kejriwal held a two-hour question-answer meeting with voters.

Varun has betrayed the Gandhi family, says Priyanka

Priyanka-GandhiAmethi (Uttar Pradesh), April 15 : Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday slammed estranged cousin Varun Gandhi for the second time in three days, criticising him for siding with the BJP, and "betraying the family".

Talking to reporters in Amethi, Priyanka accused the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Sultanpur Lok Sabha constituency of "betraying the family".

Her remarks came hours after Varun Gandhi gave a warning that his silence should not be construed as weakness.

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