Chennai, May 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi kickstarted the high-voltage assembly election campaign in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, May 11.
PM Modi is addresing a public meeting at Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu. Here are the Live updates:
5.36 pm: PM Narendra Modi appeals voters to press on Lotus symbol and make BJP victorious and concludes his speech by chanting "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" slogan.
5.25 pm: Sagarmala project is aimed at transforming the coasts and transforming the lives of fishermen, creating goodports."
5.20 pm: "The Mudra Yojana can help sp many people. We also opened the doors of the banks for the poor. People are benefitting from this."
5.15 pm: "You can imagine what we went through when our daughters who worked abroad as nurses were kidnapped by terrorists. But I am very happy to tell you that we safely brought them back", says PM Modi.
"Want to ask you a question. Do you get 24 hours power supply at your homes, shops, and schools? All BJP-ruled states get 24 hours electricity".
"Don't you deserve clean drinking water supply after so many years of independence? I've come to ask you to vote for development".
5.10 pm: "All over India, where ever BJP has formed governments, the focus has been only on one thing and that is development in terms of betterment of education, employment and welfare of poor", says PM Modi.
"India is going to celebrate 70 years of its independence but I'm the first PM to be visiting this region".
5.05 pm: PM Narendra Modi begins his address at public meeting at Vedaranyam, Tamil Nadu.
Watch the vidoe of PM Modi's Live rally here:
Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu will be held in a single phase on Monday, May 16 and results will be announced on Thursday, May 19.