Congress turned 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' into 'Marr Jawan, Marr Kisan': Narendra Modi

Baghpat, March 29 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Baghpat, BJP's PM Candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday lashed out at Congress and said that Congress has turned Lal Bahadur Shastri's 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' into 'Marr Jawan, Marr Kisan'. He further said that the slogan of Revolt of 1857 was 'kamal or roti' (lotus and bread), but in 2014, it changed into 'kamal or Modi' (lotus and Modi). Modi further lashed out at Chaudhary Charan Singh's son for leaving his father and his principles of working against Congress; anti farmer policies and going to Congress. Mar 29, 2014

Imran Masood Hate Speech: BJP delegation meets CEC, demand strict action

New Delhi, March 29 (ANI): A BJP delegation on Saturday met the Chief Election Commissioner and demanded strict action against Congress leaders who are making hate speeches during election rallies. A controversy sparked on Friday when a video went viral in which a Congress candidate Imran Masood was captured giving hate speech against BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi. Masood had openly threatened to hack Modi to pieces. Mar 29, 2014

PM highlights Congress' achievements during Assam rally

Assam, Mar 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while addressing a rally in Assam's Sivasagar on Saturday, highlighted the achievements of the Congress led UPA government in the last decade. The Prime Minister also stated that he felt privileged to have got an opportunity to serve the nation for a long duration of 10 years. Singh further requested the public to compare the achievements of Congress and the non Congress governments before casting their votes. Mar 29, 2014

Hold my BJP membership till all doubts are cleared: Sabir Ali

New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): The new BJP member Sabir Ali who joined the party on Friday, has reacted to the allegations put on him by BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi for being associated with Indian Mujahideen leader Yasin Bhatkal. Sabir Ali, on Saturday, said that he has written a letter to the Bihar unit of BJP to keep his party membership on hold until all doubts about him are cleared. Ali further said that he is ready to quit politics if any blame is proved to be true. Mar 29, 2014

Congress on Sabir Ali's induction into BJP

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Mar 29 (ANI): The Congress on Saturday took a jibe at the BJP after its leaders protested the induction of former JD (U) leader Sabir Ali into the party. The Congress said that the BJP is inducing candidates from other parties due to greed and in the process overlooks their political background. Mar 29, 2014

Congress on Imran Masood's hate speech against Narendra Modi

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Mar 29 (ANI): A day after Congress candidate Imran Masood, who openly threatened to hack BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi to pieces was arrested, the Congress party defended itself by saying that the video is 6 months old when Masood was in the Samajwadi Party. The Congress said it condemns the statement of Masood. Mar 29, 2014

Rajnath Singh demands upgraded security for Modi post suicide bomber threat

Lucknow, Mar 27 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh expressed concern over possible attack on BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, after Intelligence Bureau issued alert of suicide bomber threat. Reportedly, as per the high alert, the attack may be on the lines of assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The IB reports also stated that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, won’t be shot at, but it is likely that a suicide bomber disguised as a supporter may target him. The agencies also suspect that the attack may take place in Modi’s own constituencies of Varanasi or Vadodara. Mar 29, 2014

Maoists trigger landmine blast in Odisha, injure two personnel

Malkangiri, Mar 29 (ANI): Two personnel of India's paramilitary, Border Security Force (BSF), were injured when Maoists triggered a landmine blast in Malkangiri district of Odisha province on Friday. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Pramod Kumar Bagh, said the explosive went off when the BSF personnel were conducting a search after removing Maoist posters in the mountainous area. The injured were airlifted to Malkangiri district hospital. The BSF has launched a combing operation to nab the ultras. Mar 29, 2014

Congress' Imran Masood arrested for threatening Narendra Modi

Saharanpur, Mar 29 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday arrested the leader and candidate of ruling Congress party, Imran Masood, who openly threatened to hack BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi to pieces. A criminal case was registered against him on March 28 after a video of him threatening Modi went viral on the web. An FIR accused Masood, of violating the election code of conduct. Earlier, BJP spokesperson, Meenakshi Lekhi had vouched that the party will see to it that Masood's candidature is cancelled. Mar 29, 2014

Decision to induct Sabir Ali in BJP must be reversed: Balbir Punj

New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): The BJP faced another crisis of sorts within its ranks when senior party leader Balbir Punj also opposed the induction of expelled Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sabir Ali into the party. Earlier on Friday, BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had also demanded de-induction on grounds that he has been named as one of the alleged accused in the murder of music mogul Gulshan Kumar and was a friend of Indian Mujahideen Chief Yasin Bhatkal. Mar 29, 2014

Unfortunately Pakistan becomes an "election issue" in India: Pak Foreign Office spokesperson

Pakistan/ Netherlands, Mar 29 (ANI): Pakistan sees accusations made by Indian prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi about the neighboring country, as part of an election issue in India, Pakistan's Foreign Office has said. Responding to a question regarding Modi's statement that Pakistan-backed terrorists carried out activities in Kashmir including the one in September 2013 in which several soldiers and civilians were killed, Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam shrugged off the allegations as an election gimmick. Mar 29, 2014