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Saturday, 10 May 2014 - 7:44pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

#1 No personal fight between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi: Amit Shah
BJP today made light of Rahul Gandhi's roadshow here saying there is no "personal fight" between him and Narendra Modi and both had the right to campaign for their candidates. "I don't think Rahul Gandhi has come here personally to defeat Modi and it is his right to campaign for Congress candidate and Modi had also gone to Amethi for campaigning for BJP candidate there," senior party leader Amit Shah said.

#2 Narendra Modi doesn't understand India; snoops on women: Rahul Gandhi
Taking Narendra Modi head on, Rahul Gandhi said the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate does not understand the strength of India and its people and accused his party of following a politics that was "full of anger". Also attacking him on snoopgate issue, Gandhi advised Modi to change slogans on his posters where it was promised that he would give power to women, as "he was the person sending police after women and tapping their phone in Gujarat."

#3 I will stop Narendra Modi, says Lalu Prasad Yadav
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Saturday said he will stop BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, in the same manner he had stopped his "guru" LK Advani's 'rath yatra' in 1990.

#4 Late Bismillah Khan's kin at Rahul Gandhi's roadshow, but say nothing political
The family members of renowned musician Bismillah Khan today played shehnai during Rahul Gandhi's massive road show here but they clarified that there performance was not an endorsement of Congress and should not be seen through prism of politics. "We would have performed for Narendra Modi and even Arvind Kejriwal. We do not have any political affiliations.

#5 Sharad Pawar meets party brass to discuss post-poll scene
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar today held a meeting of his party leaders to review NCP's performance in the Lok Sabha polls and the likely situation after the May 16 results. Senior NCP ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, attended the meeting. It was held at Deputy Chief Minister's official residence Devgiri in south Mumbai. "The meeting discussed issues like the impact of social media in these elections and also voting pattern in the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies NCP contested in Maharashtra.

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