Modi's alliance to win slim majority in Indian election, poll shows

Modi's alliance to win slim majority in Indian election, poll shows

Modi's alliance to win slim majority in Indian election, poll shows

Meanwhile, Mr Modi has said his key focus in the BJP's election campaign will be on national security.

Accusing Congress of speaking the language of Pakistan, PM Modi said, "Congress says Article 370 will not be removed from Jammu and Kashmir".

The Congress Monday took a swipe at the BJP over the error saying at least one point in the document reflects the ruling party's "true intentions".

He accused the Congress and its ally NCP of standing with those who want a separate Prime Minister for Jammu and Kashmir.

Modi has said he will retain power with a bigger mandate than before, while Congress says its plan for annual handouts of 72,000 rupees ($1,034) to the poorest families will help fuel its comeback. "Had pre-Independence Congress leaders acted wisely, "this Pakistan" would not have been created".

Mr Modi capitalized on this outpouring of anger, vowing a "fitting, jaw-breaking reply", as he launched air strikes in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir.

Mr Modi's actions have led some Hindu nationalists to consider supporting the INC's 25-year-old firebrand, Hardik Patel while many Muslims feel disillusioned that Mr Modi is not safeguarding their rights.

This was despite the massive alienation that Muslims in Kashmir and Muslims, in general, were facing in Modi's India, said prime minister Khan. The prime minister reiterated his allegation that the opposition parties that they were questioning the valour of the security forces post last month's Pulwama terror attack.

Amit Shah, the head of the Hindu nationalist BJP party, along with other top leaders released the party's manifesto for the upcoming elections that begin on Thursday.

Maharashtra, which holds 48 seats in its pocket, can be a decider for the 2019 election and as Sharad Pawar has left his boots for Parth Pawar, the BJP-Sena have attacked the NCP numerous times over their fear to lose the polls. Counting of votes of all phases will be on May 27.

After Maharashtra's rally PM Modi will land in Karnataka's Chitradurga.

Surveys suggest the BJP is the front-runner going into the election, although some have said it could lose the clear majority it won five years ago. Later in the evening, Modi will reach Tamil Nadu where he will take the BJP rally forward to Coimbatore.

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