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New Delhi: The BJP is set to sweep assembly elections in both states Haryana and Maharasthra, with Devendra Fadnavis and...

The electoral fate of over 1169 candidates in Haryana will be sealed in EVMs by the voters who will exercise their democratic franchise in the assembly elections

The electoral fate of over 3237 candidates in Maharashtra will be sealed in EVMs by the voters who will exercise their democratic franchise in the assembly elections.

The elections are significant as it is the first assembly polls after Modi steered the BJP-led NDA to a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year for a successive second term at the Centre.

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.

Before 2014, the relation that was there between the underworld and builder mafia in the real estate sector, things that were done, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders have not been able to wash away those stains till now," Modi said

Patel's name has reportedly appeared in a land deal case linked to Dawood Ibrahim's close aide, Muhammed Iqbal Memon alias Iqbal Mirchi. He was also reportedly summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) over the matter.

Nadda said that J-K doesn't mean only Baramulla and Sopore but it extends from Zanskar to Udhampur. "People from Gujjars and Bakerwal tribal communities staying in border areas of Poonch, Rajouri and Udhampur are 'Rashtra-bhakts' they help security forces in protecting the nation," he said.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge described Singh performing Shashtra Puja as "tamasha". Party leader Udit Raj also raised objections to it saying that the day "superstition" ends, India will make such fighter aircraft itself.

The two parties, which have joined hands to take on the might of BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, have also promised to enact laws to reserve 80 per cent jobs for locals in new industries.