Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three election rallies across Haryana and New Delhi on Wednesday. He is scheduled to hold two rallies in Haryana in Fatehabad and Kurukshetra. PM Modi will also hold a rally in Ramlila Maidan, New Delhi later on in the evening. Congress general secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi will hold two road shows in New Delhi as she canvasses for Congress candidates.Follow live updates here:

1:33 pm IST
I just mentioned a fact, says PM Modi on his Rajiv Gandhi comment
“I just mentioned a fact about Rajiv Gandhi… When the Congress president abuses the serving PM, his family and his poverty, then the Congress ecosystem has no qualms clapping. But when I mention an established fact about his father, then all these people lose their cool…. I challenge the Congress and its ecosystem to fight an election in Rajiv Gandhi’s name,” PM Modi said in an interview to Navbharat Times, according to the BJP’s Twitter handle.

1:16 pm IST
‘Clean chit on Bofors is a misconception’, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar
Union Minister says last word on Bofors not out yet, slams former PM Rajiv Gandhi on 1984 anti-Sikh riots, and Lankan civil war.

1:11 pm IST
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar addresses the media, attacks former PM Rajiv Gandhi
‘Congress stands for loot and lies, we have a right to question Rajiv Gandhi since he was a former PM. They are out on bail, they’ll be soon in jail’, says Union Minister for HRD Prakash Javadekar.

1:07 pm IST
Priyanka Gandhi is wasting her time, says Arvind Kejriwal
AAP convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal says, She (Priyanka Gandhi) is wasting her time,why doesn’t she campaign in Rajasthan & MP? She’s doing rallies in UP against SP-BSP,she’s doing rallies in Delhi against AAP. Both the brother & the sister aren’t going to those places where there’s direct fight with BJP: ANI

12:37 pm IST
Congress rewarding those involved in 1984 Sikh riots: PM Modi
On the one hand, we are working sincerely for the welfare of farmers but the Congress is deceiving farmers in the name of loan waiver as can be seen in Rajasthan, MP: PM Modi. Adds, Sikhs were massacred in 1984 at the behest of Congress and they didn’t get justice all these years. But we ensured that hose involved in riots are being punished now and the process has started. But the Congress is rewarding those involved in those riots, someone about whom questions were raised in these riots has been made the chief minister of MP, says Modi.

12:31 pm IST
Will jail those who ignored farmers in the next five years: PM Modi
PM Modi says that Congress is not bothered either about the soldiers or the farmers. This chowkidaar has taken the person who looted farmers to court. He is making rounds of ED &court to take bail. He used to think he is Shahenshah, now is nervous. I’ve already taken him to jail door.Give blessings & I’ll put him in jail within next 5 yrs, says PM Modi. He adds, we will double the income of the farmers by 2022. After the elections results, farmers will get money in their accounts thrice every year.

12:24 pm IST
PM Modi says his govt implemented OROP
PM Modi says his government has implemented One Rank, One Pension scheme. He adds, it is because of Congress’ lies, the national war memorial could not be erected even after 70 years. But what they didn’t do, we have done it. We also erected a memorial for the police force.

12:20 pm IST
Cong will take away special powers to armed forces: PM Modi
Congress manifesto speaks of repealing the special powers given to the armed forces in J-K if it forms government after elections. It means Congress is talking about giving free run to those who throw stones and terrorists: Modi

12:15 pm IST
Congress didn’t have a clear policy on getting Masood Azhar declared global terrorist: Modi
Masood Azhar has been declared global terrorist, Pakistan is now forced to act against him, says Modi. He adds, Congress could not do it even after 5-6 years of trying to do it because they didn’t have a clear policy on it.

12:12 pm IST
PM Modi attacks Congress on defence policy
PM Modi says, “ Can any country become a world leader without strengthening its defence policy? Has Congress or any other party spoken about this in any of their rallies? They won’t tell because their past is such that they cannot speak on nation’s defence. Before 2014, there were terror attacks but the weak Congress govt used to only give statements.” He adds, now there is a strong government who attack terrorists in their lair. First we attacked them on land and then there were air strikes.

12:05 pm IST
PM Narendra Modi starts his speech at Fatehabad
PM Narendra Modi begins his speech. He says, five phases of polling is over and the picture is absolutely clear now. Whether it is Congress or its ‘mahamilavati’ allies, everyone has given up. Their aim to create a government in Delhi is demolished, says Modi.

11:55 am IST
PM Modi reaches Fatehabad, to address rally shortly
PM Modi has reached Fatehabad in Haryana where he will be addressing an election rally shortly. This is the first of three rallies to be held today. He is sharing dais with Akali Dal Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal

11:48 am IST
‘Modi ji, your time is up’: Rahul Gandhi tweets
Rahul Gandhi tweets about NYAY scheme, tells PM Modi his time is up and time for change has come. Across India, it’s not just young people who are coming out in large numbers to vote for NYAY; older more experienced voters too have understood how powerful the idea is. Modi Ji, your time is up. The time for change has come. #AbHogaNYAY— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 8, 2019

11:20 am IST
AAP poses questions for BJP ahead of PM’s Delhi rally
PM Modi will address an election rally at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Wednesday. A day earlier, AAP hit out on Tuesday at the BJP for going back on their promise of granting full statehood to Delhi.