Elections 2018 LIVE updates: Narendra Modi spices up Tripura campaign, a day before Rahul Gandhi
Elections 2018 LIVE updates: In Tripura, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address elections rallies at Shanti Bazar and Asthabal Maidan. Modiâs rally comes a day before Congress president Rahul Gandhi will also hit the campaign trail in the Left bastion. BJP has emerged as a prime challenger to the CPI(M)-led 25-year-old Manik Sarkar government of the state. Before Tripura, Modi dedicated several development projects to the nation in Arunachal Pradesh.
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3.01 pm: PM starts speech in Tripura, three days before the polling.
2.57 pm: Tripura Election 2018 â" PM Narendra Modi has reached Tripura. He is about to address a meeting at Shanti Bazar soon.
1.02 pm: The election in Tripuraâs Charilam Assembly seat has been postponed following the death of CPI(M) candidate. It will now be held on March 12. CPI(M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma died of cardiac arrest while campaigning on February 11. Charilam is a ST-reserved seat. Polling for 59 Assembly seats of the 60-member house will be held on February 18.
Watch Narendra Modi speech in Tripura
12.06 pm: PM ends speech. He will now fly to Tripura to address two election rallies.
12.02 pm: Good News! Narendra Modi announces a âsurpriseâ for residents of Arunachal Pradesh. PM says, âNow, New Delhi to Naharlagun Express will run on two days every week and it will be named as Arunachal Express.â
12.00 pm: âWe have undertaken several initiatives to provide healthcare for the poor. There are many initiatives for the poor, but middle class often face trouble.
âUnder Ayushman Bharat, the government will provide insurance cover up to Rs 5 lakh to every poor citizen of the country.â
11.58 am: âWe have undertaken several initiatives to provide healthcare for the poor. There are many initiatives for the poor, but middle class often face trouble.
âUnder Ayushman Bharat, the government will provide insurance cover up to Rs 5 lakh to every poor citizen of the country. This scheme will motivate the private sector to build more hospitalsâ¦this will revolutionise healthcare. The government of India has taken this project in mission mode,â says PM.
Watch Narendra Modi speech in Arunachal Pradesh
11.58 am: For tourism promotion, Modi says, âI am personally going to tell people- go to Arunachal Pradesh and hold your important meetings at the convention centre.â
11.56 am: âI can tell you with great pride that ministers and officials from the Centre are visiting the Northeast very regularly,â says PM.
âMorarji Desai was the last PM to attend the North East Council meeting, no PM got the time to attend it after that. They became very busy. But I have come because of you. Thatâs why I went to attend the North East Council meeting,â says PM
11.52 am: âOur dream is to build a big medical college and good hospital each per three Parliamentary constituencies of the country,â says PM.
11.50 am: Modi says in Itanagar â" âMost of the key departments are based in the new secretariat. This makes it easier for people coming from distant villages because they do not need to move from one place to another. Everything is in one place only. Coordination and convenience are enhanced.â
11.48 am: Modi says â" âMorarji Desai was the last PM who attended North East Council meeting. PMs became busy after that. But, I have come for you. In coming days, big meetings of Government of India will be held in North East.â
11.37 am: You can hear more Jaihind in Arunachal Pradesh than anywhere in the country. People of Arunachal have made love for the nation a part of their life.
11.36 am: When India has to watch the sunrise, then entire India has to turn their face towards the Arunachal Pradesh. India canât see the sunrise without looking in the direction of Arunachal: PM Modi.
11.33 am: PM Narendra starts his speech in Arunachal Pradesh.
11.21 am: âIn Arunachal Pradesh, I will also dedicate the State Civil Secretariat Building to the nation and lay the Foundation Stone of the Academic Block of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science,â PM had tweeted.
11.19 am: Ahead of Arunachal Pradesh visit, Modi had tweeted, âHappy to be visiting Arunachal Pradesh today. At a programme in Itanagar, the Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre will be inaugurated. This Centre is expected to become a significant landmark of Itanagar.â
11.14 am: PM Narendra Modi dedicates several development projects to the nation in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.Source: Google News