The economy is a major issue in a staggered general election that began on Thursday and will end on May 19, with the main opposition Congress party rejecting a rosy picture Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been presenting.
Moradabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday warned Pakistan saying that the neighbouring country knows that if they commit third mistake after Uri and Pulwama, they will have to pay a heavy price. In this context, Prime Minister Modi further took potshots at the Congress for the absence of its CM in Punjab to pay respects at the official Jallianwala Bagh memorial yesterday in which the Vice-President of India was also present and said that such actions were not only disrespectful to the martyrs of the massacre but also revealed the petty politics of the Congress leaders.
Omar Abdullah also tweeted a photograph of PM Modi hugging Mehbooba Mufti's father, the late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, to drive home his point.
Modi accused the National Conference and PDP of supporting separatism. The state's bright future can be ensured only after their departure. The Abdullah and Mufti families have "ruined" three generations in the state. They can bring their entire clan into the field, can abuse Modi as much as they want but they won't be able to divide this nation, the prime minister said. NC in 99 & PDP in 2015.
"They [the BJP] talk of abrogating Article 370. BJP with its noxious agenda of banishing Muslims & minorities wants to divide India", she said.
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Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda has termed the raids as an act of political revenge as Kumaraswamy refused BJP's invite to join them. He added that the PM was trying to mislead the people of the country with politically motivated falsehoods.
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India's finance minister said on Monday fast economic growth and rapid urbanization would slash the number of people in extreme poverty by 2021 and end it completely in the decade after that.
India has called nuclear-armed Pakistan's bluff with its air strikes on terror camps in that country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, adding that one country can not have two Prime Ministers.
Blaming the Congress for alleged corruption in defence purchases, Modi said that it was only interested because of alleged scams like Bofors.