Bhubaneswar, April 8 : Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as well as BJP leaders Narendra Modi and Sushma Swaraj will campaign in Odisha for the second phase of the Lok Sabha election, to be held April 17, party sources said Tuesday.
Gandhi who visited Odisha for a few hours Saturday and addressed a rally in Khariar town of Nuapada district, about 550 km from here, will again be in the state Thursday to campaign in the coastal belt.
Swaraj, leader of the opposition in the outgoing Lok Sabha, will hit the campaign trail in Rairangpur, Anandpur and Mahakalpada the same day.
Mysore, April 8 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday said that people will vent their anger against the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections.
Addressing an election rally in Mysore, he said: "The public is in a mood to teach Congress a lesson."
Modi alleged that the Congress did not fulfill any of its promises made in the last ten years.
He also attacked the party for fielding its former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, who was allegedly involved in Adarsh Housing scam, from the state's Nanded.(IANS)
Kasaragod (Kerala), April 8 : BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi Tuesday said the Congress has done nothing for Kerala, which has now become the "nursery of terrorism".
Taking a dig at the Congress-led United Democratic Front alliance in Kerala, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader said that despite having the potential to become a tourism hub, the state has fallen prey to terrorism.
"The life of tourism has become the nursery of tourism. Kerala had the potential to become a tourist hub, but its potential has stagnated," Modi said at a rally here.
New Delhi, April 7 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Monday pledged to provide good governance if his party was voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections, and said he would never do anything with wrong intent.
"I will work hard to fulfill the responsibilities given to me and will not leave any stone unturned... I will never do anything for myself ever and I will never do anything with wrong intent... I assure you," said Modi at the release of party manifesto.
Modi said the Bharatiya Janata Party's aim was to provide a strong and united India which would enjoy the world's respect.
Kolkata, April 5 : Countering the BJP's "Gujarat model of development", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday propounded the "Bengal model of development" asserting the western state lagged behind on several parameters.
Banerjee - also the Trinamool Congress supremo - expressed her displeasure over the comparison between Bengal and the Narendra Modi governed Gujarat.
She claimed her government has achieved a lot on the development front despite inheriting a debt burden of over Rs. two lakh crore from the erstwhile Left Front government.
Gandhinagar, April 5 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will become the next prime minister of India but cannot be compared to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, senior BJP leader L. K. Advani said Saturday.
"Modi will become the PM of the country... I would not compare him (Modi) to Vajpayee ji," the former deputy prime minister said Saturday.
"Atalji was a class by himself. The main ideologue of the party was Deen Dayal Upadhyay and the person to implement it (ideology) in governance was Atalji," said Advani.
Shivpuri, (Madhya Pradesh), Apr 5 : Taking a jibe at the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday said that India needs a ' sevak' for its people not an arrogant government.
Targeting Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, Modi said, "Congress leaders are arrogant. I think it is the Congress trait that has made him arrogant."
"Congress leaders should remember that the government is for the nation, and not for any one party," said Modi.
Bhubaneswar, April 4 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Friday appealed to the people to throw out both the Congress-led central government and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government, calling them 'nikammi sarkars' (useless governments).
Odisha has fallen into ruin and both the state and the central governments are responsible for it, Modi said while addressing an election rally at the district headquarters town of Bolangir, about 330 km from here.
"Whenever there is a discussion on poverty in the country, the example of Odisha is given," he said.
Ranchi, April 4 : In one of her strongest attacks on BJP star Narendra Modi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday asked people not to elect "a big liar" as the country's next prime minister.
Without taking Modi's name, Gandhi told an election rally in Jharkhand that some opposition leaders were selling dreams, as if "they will change everything in one day with a magic wand".
"Will the country chose a prime minister a person who will be a big liar?" she said at Ramgarh in Hazaribagh district.
Mumbai, April 4 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Friday attacked Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the issue of women's safety in the country.
Raking up the Dec 16 gang rape in Delhi, Modi said the Congress has done nothing to ensure women's safety and Sonia Gandhi, despite being a women, is misleading other women.
"You have announced Rs. 1,000 crore as the Nirbhaya fund and said that this money will be used for the daughters of this country. Despite announcing the fund, you did not spend even a single rupee from it," Modi said at a rally in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district.
Ghaziabad, April 3 : BJP's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi Thursday accused the Congress of "playing the communal card" to win votes in the Lok Sabha election.
"We are secular and we want development," Modi told an election rally in Ghaziabad where the Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded former army chief, General V. K. Singh.
Modi said that every time he tried to discuss issues of development, the Congress diverted the discourse to secularism.
Nawada (Bihar), Apr 2 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the central government is more interested in pink revolution over the green revolution or the white revolution, and added that it is giving subsidies to mutton exporters instead of farmers.
New Delhi, April 1 : The Indian mood is "sour" as 70 percent of the people are dissatisfied and are rooting for a change in political leadership, a prominent US-based research group said Tuesday.
The study also found that 78 percent of its respondents favoured BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as compared to the 50 percent who were supportive of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
Jalna ( Maharashtra), Mar 31 : Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar launched a scathing attack on main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial Narendra Modi calling him mentally ill, who needs treatment for making derogatory comments.
"Modi needs to be treated in a mental hospital for talking rubbish," Pawar said.
Chandigarh, Mar 30 - Launching a blistering attack on Congress party, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has called himself the future prime minister of the country.
Addressing a rally here yesterday, the Gujarat chief minister said, "It feels I have returned home after a long time. It looks the future prime minister knows you better than the local representatives here."
Taking a pledge to defeat Congress in the Lok Sabha polls, Modi said: "These are the first elections in which India is realising that the ruling government has become a burden to the nation."
Badli (Haryana), Mar 28 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief, Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday took a jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, challenging him to contest the electoral battle from Varanasi only, during his road show in Haryana.
Kejriwal kickstarted his road show in Haryana's Badli area to garner voters' support ahead of the elections.
Slamming Modi, Kejriwal said there was no Modi wave and if he had the power he should have contested elections from one seat, that is, temple town of Varanasi.
Sasaram/Gaya (Bihar), March 27 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at the election rallies in Bihar Thursday hit out at the Congress for neglecting farmers, who are fighting for survival without adequate power and water for irrigation.
He also questioned the Congress manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls, saying the party has only made false promises.
"Only during elections does the Congress remember the poor and claims to be pro-poor. But the Congress-led UPA has hardly fulfilled its promises made to farmers and the poor," Modi said at public meetings in Sasaram and Gaya parliamentary constituencies.
Bulandshahr, March 26 : Narendra Modi at a rally here in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday attacked the AAP, saying the party has shown Kashmir as part of Pakistan on its official website.
He derided Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal by calling him AK-49, referring to his 49-day chief ministership in Delhi. "This AK-49 just gave birth to a party, and that party shows Kashmir as part of Pakistan on its official website," Modi said.
Referring to Kejriwal's close aide Prashant Bhushan, Modi said "one of AK-49's close aides says there must be referendum in Kashmir. Because of this, Pakistan is jumping with joy."
Srinagar, March 26 : BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has been playing fast and loose with the truth, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Wednesday.
Reacting to Narendra Modi's speech at Hira Nagar in Kathua district of Jammu region where Modi launched BJP's poll campaign in the state, Omar tweeted: "NaMo certainly plays fast and loose with the truth. He quotes me and can't even get that right. Modi Sahib please quote me but do it right."
Omar also said he has not watched Modi's rally on the television.
New Delhi, March 26 : National Conference chairperson Farooq Abdullah has said his party will never consider joining the BJP-led NDA in case Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister.
In an interview to CNN/IBN, Abdullah said BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was supported by the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), which has a communal agenda.
"My thinking is that people like Modi are supported by the RSS which is basically a communal organisation and will destroy the secular fabric of the country," he said.
The National Conference "will never join hands with such people", he added.