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Im not a CM or PM candidate, just your servant: Modi

Samastipur, April 30 (ANI): BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday tried to woo voters during a rally in Bihar’s Samastipur. He stated that he is not a CM or PM candidate for people, he is their. Modi further praised Bihar for the gift of knowledge bestowed upon the state. Relating Goddess Laxmi’s seat to his party symbol, Modi appealed the people for giving maximum votes to his party. Apr 30, 2014
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Unconditional apology by Manish Tewari in defamation case filed by Nitin Gadkari

Mumbai, April 30 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday tendered an unconditional apology to BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Tewari had in November 2010 accused Gadkari of holding a 'benami' flat in the Adarsh housing society. Gadkari dragged Tewari to court in December that year, accusing him of defamation. On March 7 this year, the court had taken cognizance of the complaint against Tewari and on April 7, he was asked to pay a bond of Rs. 10,000 to Gadkari. Apr 30, 2014
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Pakistan says Narendra Modi will 'destabilise' regional peace if he becomes Indian PM, BJP reacts

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday claimed that Narendra Modi, if elected as India's Prime Minister, would "destabilise" regional peace as he criticized the BJP leader's recent comments on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. The statement came against the backdrop of assertions by Modi that he will bring back Dawood from Pakistan if he comes to power. Apr 30, 2014
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Narendra Modi's mother travels in auto to cast her ballot

Gandhinagar, April 30 (ANI): Hiraben, mother of BJP’s PM candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, travelled in an auto rickshaw to cast her vote in Gandhinagar for the Lok Sabha elections. The 77-year-old travelled quietly in an auto sans the cavalcade. Earlier in the day, Modi also cast his ballot in Ahmedabad. After casting his vote, Modi took to Twitter and tweeted his selfie with inked finger and the BJP's symbol. Apr 30, 2014
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UK Envoy visits polling booths, meets Rajnath Singh in Lucknow

Lucknow, April 30 (ANI): British High Commissioner to India, Sir James David Bevan met BJP Chief Rajnath Singh on Wednesday in Lucknow followed by his visit to the polling booths there. Sir Bevan met Singh who is contesting the general election from Lucknow constituency and extended greetings. He also has been visiting various polling booths to witness the progress of polling in India. Seemingly amused Sir Bevan congratulated the authorities for holding the big election efficiently. He also complimented Indian voters for their enthusiasm with which they are participating in the democratic process. Apr 30, 2014
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Rakhi Sawant lashes out at Uma Bhartis remark, says she stained saffron clothes

Jhansi/ Mumbai, April 30 (ANI): After BJP leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday compared Actor turned Politician Rakhi Sawant with Priyanka Gandhi and said that she keeps saying things which is not worth commenting upon, Sawant lashed back at the BJP leader. She said that Uma Bharti and Ramdev are staining ‘saffron clothes’. Sawant said that Bharti is like an insect that goes into hibernation during rainy season, but she will continue to speak in all 12 months against injustice. Sawant further dared the BJP leader and said that Bharti should avoid speaking about her for if she comes in the forefront, it won’t be good for Bharti. Apr 30, 2014
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Priyanka lists Rahul's achievements & works in Amethi

Amethi, April 30 (ANI): Priyanka Gandhi, while addressing a public meet in Amethi on Wednesday listed out a number of development works done by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the constituency. She said that Rahul worked for the transportation upgradation, education, welfare of women, and in many other sectors. Further, Gandhi said that the Congress Vice President never did all this for political benefit but for the relation Gandhi family shares with Amethi. Apr 30, 2014
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Narendra Modi takes selfie with party symbol, Congress moves EC

New Delhi/ Ahmedabad, April 30 (ANI): Congress on Wednesday filed complaint with Election Commission against Narendra Modi expressing its displeasure over Modi's selfie outside polling booth holding the BJP symbol in his hand after casting his ballot in Ahmedabad. Post voting, Modi clicked a selfie of his inked finger along with party’s election symbol lotus – triggering an instant controversy with Congress party leaders slamming the move as a publicity gimmick and against the laid guidelines of the Election Commission. Reacting on the complaint, BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, quashed it saying that the Congress party is in a distressed state and such complaints reflect their frustration of losing the election. Meanwhile, EC sources said that they would examine if Modi has violated its code or not. Apr 30, 2014
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WITH PARTY SYMBOL IN HAND ON POLL DAY MODI MIFFS CONGRESS

The Congress has said that it will complain to the Election Commission for holding the party symbol in his hands while addressing the media right outside the polling booth in Ranip, Ahmedabad where voting is underway. Apr 30, 2014
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WITH PARTY SYMBOL IN HAND ON POLL DAY MODI MIFFS CONGRESS

The Congress has said that it will complain to the Election Commission for holding the party symbol in his hands while addressing the media right outside the polling booth in Ranip, Ahmedabad where voting is underway. Apr 30, 2014
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Criticism on his remark on Kargil war hero Vikram Batra deeply hurts Modi

Chhattisgarh/ Himachal Pradesh/ New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): BJP’s Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who invoked sentiments in the name of Kargil war hero Vikram Batra while campaigning in Himachal Pradesh, said he was deeply hurt with the criticism and distortion of his remark by political opponents. Earlier on Tuesday, Modi was addressing an election rally in Palampur, the hometown of the Kargil war hero when he referred to Batra's catch-phrase of "Yeh Dil Maange More" (the heart wants more) to seek votes for all four seats from Himachal Pradesh in the ongoing parliamentary polls. However, his remark evoked criticism from political opponents and from late Captain Batra’s parents. The late soldier’s father, G L Batra, condemned the remark made by Modi. Vikram Batra’s mother, Kamal Kanta, is fighting the parliamentary election from Hamirpur constituency in Himachal Pradesh under the banner of the Aam Aadmi Party. Apr 30, 2014
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Politicos condemn Modis usage of Kargil martyr Vikram Batras dil maange more phrase

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday reacted to BJP’s Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who invoked sentiments in the name of Kargil war hero Vikram Batra while campaigning in Himachal Pradesh. Congress leader, Kapil Sibal said that if NDA government had been alert and safeguarded our borders, martyrs like Capt Vikram Batra would not have had to sacrifice their lives. Further, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that Modi did not even visited the family of the soldier to pay his condolences. Apr 30, 2014
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Indian traders demand government action over EU ban on import of Alphonso mangoes

Pune, April 30 (ANI): The sudden ban by the European Union on the import of the luscious Alphonso and other varieties of mangoes which are in great demand worldwide, has hit hard on farmers of Maharashtra, who seek government action to rectify the situation. The 28-member European Union imposed the ban on Alphonso mangoes, known as the king of fruits after finding unwanted quarantine pests such as non-European fruit flies in some of the consignments. President of Pune market yard, Shivlal Bhosle said that this ban will result in a huge loss to farmers and traders. Along with the king of fruits, the vegetables banned are bitter gourd and eggplant. Mango trader, Raosaheb Kunjir said that the Government must take appropriate steps in the matter. Apr 30, 2014