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While addressing media in Mumbai on Thursday, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said, "We are not against Savarkar, but the question is we are not in favour of the Hindutva ideology that Savarkar ji patronised and stood for."

Modi said that ever since the BJP government has stopped the practice of middlemen, Rs 8.5 lakh crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of the needy in the entire country and Maharashtra received Rs 42,000 crore.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president JP Nadda and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had recently released the party's manifesto for the coming Assembly elections in the state.

Two PMC Bank customers have died within 24 hours, including one Fattomal Punjabi and a 51-year-old former employee of Jet Airways named Sanjay Gulati.

Gandhi followers believe that either this was due to the lack of information on part of the teacher who made the question paper or a deliberate attempt to spread misinformation among the students.

Rahul Gandhi, who joined the campaign on Sunday, has addressed one rally in Haryana and three in Maharashtra, with two others scheduled in Maharashtra for Tuesday.

The BJP Working President also said that the manifesto represents all sections of the society, "Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas Aur Sabka Vishvas" (development for all with the trust of all). "It is focused on the last man standing on the last pedestal of society. Our commitment is to bring labour, Dalits and marginalised sections of the society into the mainstream," he said.

Owaisi did not spare Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the anti-triple talaq law passed by his government too as he went ahead to add, "Our Prime Minister speaks a lot on the issue of Triple Talaq, I am in anguish because of one wife, while the ones who have none, they are happy."

Disgruntled Nirupam called party leader Milind Deora 'Nikamma' (useless) and downplayed speculation over his absence at Rahul's rally in Maharashtra.

Without naming Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who vociferously attacked Modi on the Rafale deal issue in the run-up to Lok Sabha elections, Modi said that his government was committed to strengthening the defence forces.