PM Narendra Modi's Dussehra speech in Lucknow: As it happened

Breaking from tradition, PM Modi attended the historic Aishbagh Ramlila in Lucknow on the occasion of Dussehra (Vijaya Dashmi). Here is everything he said in his speech:-

By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 22:43

Lucknow: Breaking from tradition, PM Modi attended the historic Aishbagh Ramlila in Lucknow on the occasion of Dussehra (Vijaya Dashmi). Here is everything that he said in his speech:-

11 October 2016, 19:06 PM

Women need to be respected and treated right, no matter what religion or background one comes from: PM Modi

11 October 2016, 19:05 PM

So when we burn Ravana, we should remember that humanity can't be saved lest we fight terrorism together: PM Modi


11 October 2016, 19:04 PM

Everyone has to speak in one voice against terrorism: PM Modi

11 October 2016, 19:04 PM

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. There is a need to end discrimination based on gender: PM

11 October 2016, 18:58 PM

Ramayana is the witness, that the first fighter against terrorism was Jataayu, who fought for a woman's honor: PM Modi in Lucknow

11 October 2016, 18:58 PM

So even if all of us can't be Lord Ram, we can all try and be Jatayu, and keep terrorism at bay: PM Modi in Lucknow

11 October 2016, 18:58 PM

If you think that we are free from terrorism, then you are wrong. It is a virus affecting our society: PM Modi in Lucknow

11 October 2016, 18:57 PM

The whole world is being destroyed by terrorism. For 2 days we are looking at a picture of a small girl from Syria: PM Modi

11 October 2016, 18:57 PM

After 26/11 Mumbai attacks, world's view of terror has changed: PM Modi

11 October 2016, 18:53 PM

Terrorism is an enemy of humanity, says PM Modi

11 October 2016, 18:52 PM

The uniqueness of this nation is - our traditions have been kept alive, generation after generation: PM Modi

11 October 2016, 18:51 PM

We burn Ravan every year, what does it teach us? Everytime we do that we should promise to kill the Ravan within ourselves and in the society: PM Modi


11 October 2016, 18:47 PM

This land has given us Shri Ram and Shri Krishna. I am fortunate to have come here to join the Vijaya Dashmi celebrations: PM Modi

11 October 2016, 18:45 PM

This is PM Modi's first speech after surgical strikes

11 October 2016, 18:45 PM

My greetings on the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashmi: PM Modi begins his speech at Lucknow

11 October 2016, 18:43 PM

PM Modi begins his Dussehra address at Aishbagh maidan in Lucknow with 'Jai Shri Ram' chant, wishes everyone a happy Vijaya Dashami

11 October 2016, 18:41 PM

This Lucknow is my home, so on behalf of the city I welcome the PM once more: HM Rajnath Singh

11 October 2016, 18:38 PM

PM Narendra Modi taking India to great heights, wiping out corruption, says Rajnath Singh in Lucknow

11 October 2016, 18:36 PM

Union Home Minister and BJP's MP from Lucknow welcomes PM Narendra Modi, thanks him for choosing the UP's capital for Dussehra celebrations


11 October 2016, 18:19 PM

PM Narendra Modi reaches Lucknow's Aishbagh Ramleela Ground. He will deliver Dussehra address shortly.


11 October 2016, 18:01 PM

PM Narendra will be at the Aishbagh Ramlila maidan for an hour during which he will make a short speech. He has already termed this Vijayadashami as a special one.

11 October 2016, 17:58 PM

Taking to Facebook, PM Narendra Modi wrote, "Reached Lucknow where I will join Vijaya Dashmi celebrations. Looking forward to the programme."

11 October 2016, 17:51 PM

This is PM Narendra Modi's first big speech after Indian Army's surgical strikes.


11 October 2016, 17:43 PM

PM Narendra Modi heads for Aishbagh to address Dussehra gathering. The address by PM likely to begin around 6 PM.

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11 October 2016, 17:32 PM

PM Narendra Modi reaches Lucknow; UP CM Akhilesh Yadav welcomes him at the airport. 

11 October 2016, 17:16 PM

PM Narendra Modi had said that this year's Vijaya Dashami is "very special" for the country. He made an apparent reference to the Army's surgical strikes on terror launch pads across Line Of Control (LoC), even as he stressed that a "very capable" armed forces is a must for a strong nation.


11 October 2016, 16:51 PM

PM Narendra Modi leaves for Lucknow where he will join Vijaya Dashmi celebrations.



11 October 2016, 16:51 PM

The Aishbagh Ramlila is also seen as a symbol of pluralistic culture, also called 'Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb', as Muslim rulers patronised it and allotted it space equal to Eidgah, which is situated right next to it.

11 October 2016, 16:50 PM

In the absence of strong regional leaders, BJP is again banking on PM Modi's appeal to power its campaign in the state, which it swept in the Lok Sabha polls riding on a national wave in his support but where it is perceived to have slipped since.

11 October 2016, 16:49 PM

PM Modi's visit assumes an added significance because of assembly polls due next year in Uttar Pradesh where the saffron party is making a concerted bid to come back to power after a gap of 15 years and is up against ruling Samajwadi Party and main opposition Mayawati-led BSP.


11 October 2016, 16:48 PM

Usually, the Prime Ministers have celebrated the festival in the national capital.

11 October 2016, 16:47 PM

The Prime Minister will participate in the 'aarti' and then fire the symbolic arrow to burn the effigy of demon king Ravana.

11 October 2016, 16:45 PM

BJP vice president and Lucknow Mayor Dinesh Sharma, who is also the Ramlila's patron, had said that PM Modi has accepted his invitation to attend the October 11 event, which dates back to the times of Hindu saint Tulsidas.

11 October 2016, 16:44 PM

The party had earlier said that Modi will be in the state every month before the campaign picks up when he is expected to address rallies and attend more events.

In May, he had launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana from Uttar Pradesh's Ballia under which cooking gas would be provided to poor families in the country.

During his July visit, he laid the foundation stones for an AIIMS and a fertilizer plant in Gorakhpur.

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