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BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur barred from campaigning, PM Modi is ecstatic about Masood Azhar ban | May 1 -- as it happened

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On May 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed poll rallies in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. He said he was thankful to nations that rallied against Jaish chief Masood Azhar -- who was declared as a global terrorist by the United Nations. BJP Bhopal candidate was barred from campaigning for three days starting 6 am on May 2. Read on to know how things unfolded on May 1.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: May 01, 2019 21:32 IST
PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi

On May 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed poll rallies in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. He said he was thankful to nations that rallied against Jaish chief Masood Azhar -- who was declared as a global terrorist by the United Nations.

BJP Bhopal candidate was barred from campaigning for three days starting 6 am on May 2.

Read on to know how things unfolded on May 1.

BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur barred from campaigning, PM Modi is ecstatic about Masood Azhar ban | May 1 -- as it happened

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  • 9:07 PM (IST)

    Yeh toh sirf shuruaat hai!

    "Aaj Bharat ki baat poori duniya mein suni jaati hai. Bharat ki baat ko nazar-andaaz nahin kiya jaa sakta hai. Aur main danke ki chot par kehna chahta hoon ki yeh toh sirf shuruaat hai; aagey aagey dekhiye hota hai kya..." PM Modi adds.

  • 9:06 PM (IST)

    PM Modi is thankful to nations that rallied against Masood Azhar

    "Aatankwaad ke khilaaf ladaayi mein vishwa samudaay Bharat ke saath khada raha; isske liye mein 130 crore Bharat vaasiyon ki taraf se vishwa samudaay ka aabhaar vyakt karta hoon," PM Modi says, at a rally in Jaipur.

  • 8:45 PM (IST)

    PM Modi says 'der aaye durust aaye'

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    He adds, "Ab desh ko jahaan par se bhi khatra hoga wahaan par ghus kar ke maarengey aur agar woh goli maarengey toh hum gola maarengey."

  • 8:24 PM (IST)

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  • 3:27 PM (IST)

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    "If Priyanka Gandhi gets scared, she will sit at home and not do politics. I am in politics for good and will be there," she said.

    Priyanka Gandhi also rebuffed the claims that Congress would harm the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in the Lok Sabha election.

  • 3:26 PM (IST)

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    "My strategy is very clear. Congress will win on the seats where our candidates are strong. Where our candidates are slightly lightweight, they will cut into BJP's vote share," Priyanka replied when asked whether the chances of Congress' victory are less in UP.

  • 3:21 PM (IST)

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  • 3:11 PM (IST)

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  • 2:03 PM (IST)

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  • 1:36 PM (IST)

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  • 1:21 PM (IST)

    In Ayodhya, PM Modi avoids temple talk

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  • 1:14 PM (IST)

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  • 1:01 PM (IST)

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  • 12:31 PM (IST)

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  • 12:12 PM (IST)

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  • 12:07 PM (IST)

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  • 11:58 AM (IST)

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  • 11:47 AM (IST)

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  • 11:38 AM (IST)

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  • 11:11 AM (IST)

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  • 9:56 AM (IST)

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  • 8:50 AM (IST)

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  • 7:22 AM (IST)

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  • 7:10 AM (IST)

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  • 7:08 AM (IST)

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