In another attack today, gunmen burst into a hospital in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir and killed Chandrakant Sharma, who was a regional leader of a Hindu group linked to the BJP, as well as his bodyguard.
"The BJP's campaign is largely around nationalism, national security and this is what is getting echoed in their manifesto", said Sanjay Kumar, director of thinktank the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. "We have ensured that terrorists are identified and killed, even if we have to enter other countries to do so", he said. 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.
The Election Commission on Monday said that predictions about election results by astrologers, tarot card readers and others in media when there is a ban on broadcasting exit polls are a violation of law.
"At least one point in BJP's manifesto reflects their true intentions", Congress wrote this evening on its official Twitter handle.
Khan said Indian Muslims he knew who many years ago had been happy about their situation in India were now very anxious by extreme Hindu nationalism. "This is exactly what Pakistan wants".More news: Rabiot close to agreeing Real Madrid move
"Congress is responsible for Pakistan coming into existence", Modi said, as he stepped up attack against the grand old party.
Saying Congress" manifesto was made with "selfish motives", Modi said "Congress' "dhakosla patra' intends to secure its fourth generation while ours seeks to secure generations to come".
Top leaders from the two sides, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed a slew of rallies in the state over the past fortnight. "Does it suit you?" "The country can now understand whom did those, who governed J&K for decades, actually serve", he said.
He said the Modi government was planning to set up a tribal university in the state and had also completed many railway projects pending for years in the state.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had said that the National Conference has always stood for restoring the original terms on which Maharaja Hari Singh acceded to India in 1947.