Inviting Controversies , PM Narendra Modi on Friday claimed that fielding Pragya Sadhvi, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, as the BJP candidate from Bhopal was a symbolic answer to all those who falsely labeled the rich Hindu civilization as "terrorist" and asserted that "this symbol will prove costly for the Congress" adding that the Congress works with a certain "modus operandi" to create false narratives on incidents such as the Samjhauta Express blast and death of judge BH Loya.
The PM then asked why no such questions aren't being asked when Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi are contesting from Amethi and Rae Bareli constituencies, respectively, despite being on "bail".
In an interview with Times Now, he said, "Samjhauta Express verdict came. What came out? Without any evidence, a rich civilization as old as 5000 years, which gave the message of 'the whole world is one'... Did you call such a civilization terrorist? To give a reply to all such people, this (fielding of Pragya Thakur) is a symbol and this symbol will cost the Congress dearly."
Pragya Singh Thakur joined the BJP on Wednesday and soon after was fielded as its candidate from Bhopal against Congress leader Digvijay Singh.
Hitting out at the Congress, he referred to 1984, when the then PM, Indira Gandhi was assassinated and said, "Her (Indira's) son (Rajiv Gandhi) said when a big tree falls, the earth shakes. After that thousands of Sikhs were massacred in Delhi. Was it not the terrorism of certain people? Even after that, he (Rajiv Gandhi) was made the prime minister. The neutral media never asked any question with regard to that but is asking now." He then questioned the position of Kamal Nath, the CM of Madhya Pradesh against whom their several allegations and asked if Congress had any right to question
Modi, while attacking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal's Buniadpur rally, said that she has fooled people only in the name of 'Maa, Maati and Maanush'. After the first two phases of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, the speed-breaker has lost its pace.
The party manifesto includes an entirely separate section on LGBTQIA+ aspects. The manifesto reads that Congress will make sure for the effective implementation of the judgement in the Navtej Singh Johar case. The party will ensure that the landmark judgement of the Supreme Court of India in 2018, on the case that decriminalised all consensual sex among adults in private, including homosexual sex- is implemented across India.
A special section is solely devoted to the North East states in the Congress Manifesto 2019. The manifesto reads that the party affirms that the North Eastern states are unique and valuable in its contribution to India’s cultural diversity. The party promises to defend and protect the interest of the states and the people. The manifesto also commits that if the party is voted to power it will ensure rapid economic development in the region.
The manifesto dedicated a special section for Jammu and Kashmir. It made several promises to the people of J&K if the party is voted to power. From making revisions in AFSPA to minimising armed forces in the Kashmir Valley, here are some of the promises made by Congress, in the Manifesto titled “Hum Nibhayenge”:
Owaisi tweeted, "Hemant Karkare died fighting people not very different from yourself", " He didn’t die because a terror accused ‘felt bad’ & ‘cursed’ him. The man died fighting to protect our rights to vote & elect a government. How DARE BJP insult our martyrs like this?"
Jammu and Kashmir: Promises made by Congress manifesto for Lok Sabha Elections 2019
The archaic law was enforced by the British Raj to quell any rebellion against their Imperial rule in 1870.