Ahead of Phase-4 of the elections, to muster maximum public support for their candidates, top leaders including Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and BSP Chief Mayawati, addressed rallies at various places on Saturday.
Addressing a public meeting at Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Modi said the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government introduced several beneficial schemes and people who benefited from them were working for his party.
Stating the BJP would not compromise with terrorism, the Prime Minister said it will fight for national security.
On Thursday, PM Modi held a mega roadshow in Varanasi and passed by ancient temples and ghats – the seven-kilometre-long roadshow took two-and-a-half hours and finally ended in the holiest ghat of them all, the Dashashwamedh. The prime minister also attended the evening Aarti at this Ghat on the banks of the river Ganga.
Addressing a rally in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, BJP President Amit Shah slammed the Naveen Patnaik government for not implementing Ayushman Bharat scheme thereby depriving the poor of free health services.
BSP Chief Mayawati said while addressing a public meet at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh said both the BJP and Congress benefit only the rich and that is why she sought public vote for her party only.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi campaigned at Raebareli and Amethi. In Amethi, he charged the NDA government saying it did nothing for the youth of the country. He said the unemployment rate was now at its highest.
His sister and party’s General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra held public meetings at Unnao and Barabanki areas.
2019 Parliamentary Elections has seven phases, voting for which commenced on 11 April and will last until 19 May. With three phases already completed, the remaining four phases of the elections will be held respectively on 29 April and 6 May, 12 May, and 19 May. Votes will be counted on 23 May 2019.