Live | General elections 2019: Akhilesh seeks ‘72-year’ ban on Modi for ‘shameful’ speech

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Akhilesh seeks ‘72-year’ ban on Modi for ‘shameful’ speech

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for claiming that 40 TMC MLAs were in touch with him, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said the prime minister should be “banned for 72 years” for his “shameful” speech.

The Election Commission has recently barred several leaders including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from campaigning for 72 hours due to poll code violations.

“Vikas (development) is asking… Did you hear the shameful speech of Pradhanji (PM)? After losing the faith of 125 crore countrymen, he (Modi) is now relying on the unethical assurance of defection allegedly given by the 40 MLAs,” he tweeted.

“This reflects his (Modi) black money mentality. He should be banned for not 72 hours but for 72 years,” he said.



Maharashtra’s Palghar village puts water before votes

While scores of tribals from Palghar, one of the parched districts in Maharashtra, were busy casting their votes, over 50 women and children were struggling to fetch water from a dry well, which was filled with a water tanker at Kundacha Pada village near Jawahar town on Monday.

“I will not vote. What is the use of voting when it can’t even fetch a bucket full of clean water to my house,” asked Gadri Janu Doba, a woman, while drawing water from the well to fill the plastic bottles she had carried.


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