Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government had taken measures to set up a 'chowkidar' in space and asked people to vote for a government that can take concrete decisions and not just raise slogans.
Slamming the raising questions by the opposition on the Balakot airstrike Modi said, "It's been a month, Pakistan is still counting the bodies. When India takes action against terrorists, enters their home and kills them then some here ask for proof."
Launching his campaign in eastern India with a rally in Jeypore area of Odisha's Koraput district, the Prime Minister said the NDA government wouldn't have been able to do any development work in the country without the support of the people.
He sought blessings from his supporters for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and asserted that the NDA government has left no stone unturned to bring about development in the state.
Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said his idea for a minimum income guarantee scheme for the poorest of poor came from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Rs 15 lakh promise' made ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Gandhi said the Congress' poll promise for the ambitious 'Nyay' (Nyuntam Aay Yojna) under which Rs 72,000 will be deposited each year in the bank accounts of 20 per cent of the country's poorest is 'historic' and claimed that the prime minister looks 'shaken' ever since the announcement was made on Monday.
Accusing Modi of helping certain industrialists, Gandhi said he protects the rich while refraining from helping out the debt-ridden farmers, adding this 'Chowkidar' is a thief. On the contrary, Gandhi said his party bats for the poor, the weaker sections and the farmers.
The 2019 polls are a fight between two ideologies. On one hand are the BJP, the RSS and Narendra Modi and on the other is the Congress," he said.
To take this election exchange debate forward, CNBC-TV18 spoke with Charan Singh Sapra, Congress spokesperson and Anila Singh, BJP spokesperson.