5th phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections ends, barbs continues

5th phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections end

26.02.2017 05:35:40 - 5th phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections ends, barbs continues

(live-PR.com) - Uttar Pradesh, campaigning for the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls for 51 seats spread over 11 districts will come to a close at 5 pm today, polling for which will take place on Monday, 27 February. Leaders in their address to masses used free words like “donkey, Kasab and kabootar”, as campaign came to a close


on Saturday evening.While closing rally in Bahraich, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit back at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for his “donkey” remark, asking him if he was afraid of the four-footed creatures of Gujarat.I take inspiration from the donkey because I work for people day and night… donkeys are loyal to their master,” he had said on Thursday to counter the SP chief’s reference to donkeys of Gujarat in a poll meeting earlier in Rae Bareli.”It works even if it is ill, hungry or tired and completes the task… Akhileshji these 125 crore countrymen are my masters… I do all the work they ask me to do as I take inspiration from donkeys and take it with full pride,”PM said.The Prime Minister’s reaction came as the UP CM advised megastar Amitabh Bachchan “not to advertise for the donkeys of Gujarat”.

Further more barbs did not stop here, leaders continued their catharsis. Akhilesh was referring to an advertisement in which Bachchan, the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism, is seen inviting tourists to visit the Wild Ass Sanctuary located in Little Rann of Kutch in the state.

BSP supremo Mayawati hit back at BJP president Amit Shah after he used the synonyms “KASAB” for Congress, SP and BSP, saying, “there cannot be a bigger Kasab than him.” She also dubbed Shah a “terrorist”.”Aaj apney desh mein Amit Shah sey bada yehan koi aur Kasab nahin ho sakta hai, arthat atanki nahin ho sakta hai ” she said after Shah coined the acronym matching the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacker. Akhilesh too hit out at the BJP chief for his ‘KASAB’ barb, saying “KA” actually stood for “kabootar” (pigeon) and people will set BJP’s pigeons free this election.

The districts going to polls in this phase are Balrampur, Gonda, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Siddharth Nagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Amethi, and Sultanpur.

The election for Alapur constituency in Ambedkar nagar district had been postponed by Poll authorities and here voting will be held on March 9th.

Media covering election at Indo-Nepal border in Siddharth Nagar reports that on the last day of campaigning, at one side where political parties are making their last ditch effort to woo the voters in favour of their party and candidates, at the same time Poll authorities and institutions are trying to aware voters for franchise and maximum Poll percentage.

Various voter awareness programmes were conducted in Indo-Nepal bordering districts Siddharth Nagar, Balrampur, Shrawasti and Behraich. The slogans like “Pahle matdaan, Fir Jalpaan” were heard reverberating across the birth place of Lord Buddha.

The voters who are residing in Nepal have started reaching their places here before the Indo-Nepal borders are sealed for election. Meanwhile training for poll personnel to be put on duty is completed. Authorities are seen bent upon for free ,fair and peaceful poll.

BJP president Amit Shah said that wind is flowing in favour of his party, which is visible in the ongoing assembly elections.

Addressing an election rally in Ambedakar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh today, he said his government will carry out development works without discrimination on the basis of cast and creed. He alleged that samajwadi party government discriminate works on the line of caste and religion. He appealed people to cast their votes in support of BJP to bring change in the state.

Mr. Shah, while attacking Samajwadi government said, they did nothing for the farmers and assured the people that the BJP government will solve farmers’ problems in the state. He said, loans of small and marginal farmers will be waived off immediately after BJP forms government in the state.

The BJP president reiterated that the dues of sugarcane farmers will be paid up within 14 days. Mr. Shah said central government has earmarked budget of one thousand corer rupees for development of eastern UP only.

Samajwadi Party leader and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has sharply criticised the BJP. He said that BJP leaders are engaged in only making false promises and misguiding people.

Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party President and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said, Mr Narendra Modi has put people in distress after demonetisation. Addressing a poll meeting at Chilhia of Shohratgarh assembly of Siddharth Nagar district today, he said there is no white and black momey, but it is transaction that becomes legal and illegal.

He dared Mr Modi for debate on Note ban issue. Mr Akhilesh Yadav dubbed Mr Modi as a lier and alleged him for not fulfilling his promises. Enumerating his schemes, he said that his government is committed for farmers and poors. He alleged that BSP is helping BJP to stop SP.

Mr Akhilesh Yadav will hold three poll meetings at Itwa and Dumariaganj in the district.

Several senior leaders of BJP and Apana Dal including Union Ministers Rajnath Singh Smriti Jubin Irani, Uma Bharati, Kalraj Misra, Sadhwi Niranjan Jyoti, Anupriya Patel and State unit president of Party Keshaw Prasad Maurya will be addressing rallies in different poll bound areas.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be addressing public meetings today at Baharaich, Gonda and Sultanpur. BSP supremo Mayawati will be addressing rallies at Deoria and Maharajganj. Sunil Shukla, AIR News Lucknow.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that country’s progress is incomplete without the development of North East. Hence, this region should be central to our focus.

He said, development and unity of Manipur is the main aim of his party. He promised, there will be no blockade in the state under BJP rule. Addressing an election rally in State’s Imphal West district today, he said, Manipur government is not interested in implementing central schemes. He said, Congress has not done anything for the State during last 15 years.

Mr Modi called upon electorate to give BJP a chance to serve them. He said, his doors are open for all. Pointing towards over 2.5 times more power shortage in Manipur in comparison with the national average, he promised, whatever was not done in last 15 years will be done in 15 months.

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