Published On: Tue, Apr 9th, 2019

Dedicate votes to IAF team, air strikes in Balakot: Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed first time voters Tuesday while addressing to a rally in Maharashtra’s Lathur to dedicate votes to Indian Air Force team that carried out air strike in Balakot of neighboring nuclear power Pakistan.

Stressing on nationalism, the prime minister added if Congress is voted to power the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act repealed.

A day before, Modi released Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto with promises to eliminate Article 370 and do away with Article 35A of the Constitution.

In the manifesto BJP has promised spending Rs 25 lakh crore for rural development in the period of next five years.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh said, “Will give Rs 6,000 yearly income support to farmers and pension to small and marginal farmers above 60 years of age.”

The manifesto mentions about 1.5 lakh health and welfare centre and 75 medical colleges as well as PG medical colleges will be opened across India.

Talking about giving greater purchasing power to middle income families the manifesto adds tax slabs and tax benefits will be revised to ensure more cash among the segment.

Modi, voters, IAF, air strike, Balakot

Modi addressed Karnataka’s Chitradurga too on Tuesday and attacked Congress-led government in the state saying the party is trying to benefit JD(S) and vice versa.

Modi said, “No one knows who’s running the government in Karnataka. Both the defeated parties have got together for their own benefit so they are trying to accommodate each other.”

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