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Campaigning has intensified for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections to be held on Thursday

Newdelhi:14/4/19:Campaigning has intensified for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections to be held on Thursday in 97 constituencies, spread over 13 States and Union Territories, will go to polls.

Top leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP Chief Amit Shah, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and BSP Chief Mayawati, are holding public meetings to garner support for their candidates.

Senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, the NDA government is committed to the development of all people.

Addressing Vijay Sankalp rally at Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh this afternoon, he said, government schemes are giving benefits to all under the principle of  Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas without any discrimination.

Mr Modi said, the NDA government is committed to eradicating terrorism, corruption and poverty while the opposition parties want to remove him.

Applauding Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the Prime Minister said that Babasaheb was a great economist, writer and social reformer.

Addressing a rally in Moradabad city of the state ton Sunday his evening, The Prime Minister said that if BJP comes to power again there will be no limit of 5 acres in the Kisan Saubhagya scheme.

Mr Modi said that he knows that sugar mills are delaying the payment of cane farmers of the region and assured that every single rupee of dues will be given to farmers back.

On the issue of triple talaq, the Prime Minister said that the bill in this regard will again be presented in parliament if BJP comes to power again.

Earlier, at a rally in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Modi said BJP is committed to settling Kashmiri Pandits at their native places in Kashmir and the work has started in this direction.

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra held a roadshow at Silchar in Assam.

This was her first campaign outside Uttar Pradesh for the General Elections. She was campaigning for the party candidate from the Silchar constituency.

Addressing people during the roadshow, Priyanka said, Congress granted special status to Assam but the BJP removed it after assuming power. She said, there are many issues in Silchar that have not been solved by this government.

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has said, the SP-BSP -RLD alliance has been formed to bring great transformation in the country.

Speaking at an election rally in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, he criticised policies of central and state government and said that his government had worked for the overall development of the people.

He said, Dalits, farmers and poor of the country are still waiting for the justice even after so many years of independence.

BSP chief Mayawati said that both the Congress and the BJP have misused the CBI and ED to drag Opposition parties into false cases.

Addressing a public meeting in Janjgir-Champa district in Chhattisgarh, Mayawati questioned the Congress over non-implementation of its proposed NYAY scheme in the party-ruled states including Chhattisgarh.

She also said, demonetisation and faulty implementation of GST has resulted into loss of jobs and spike in poverty in the country.

The BSP chief said, if voted to power, a government of the SP and the BSP would provide work to each and every person, and ensure generation of jobs in government and private sectors.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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