Campaigning ends on Tuesday for the fourth round of the Lok Sabha polls on May 7, when the fate of BJP President Rajnath Singh, Congress' Pranab Mukherjee, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad would be decided.
Star campaigners of the UPA, the NDA and the Third Front traversed through the country and told voters in the states going to the polls why the other alliance should not be elected instead of talking about any worthwhile issues affecting today.
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi stepped up his tirade against BJP's PM hopeful L K Advani, saying he should have resigned as the Home Minister once he realised that a cabinet colleague of his had escorted terrorists in return for the release of hostages in Kandahar.
The BJP, too, continued its criticism of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, calling him "weak". "If the Prime Minister only wants to clear files while the political decisions are taken by Sonia Gandhi, then I am afraid what we need is a cabinet secretary and not a Prime Minister," BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley said.