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Campaigning picks up momentum

india Updated: Oct 27, 2006 10:33 IST

WITH POLL date nearing, campaigning has reached its peak. The candidates are putting in everything in their effort to woo the voters. The aspirants from the three major political parties along with their supporters are campaigning all through the day.

The traders of Uttar Pradesh Yuva Udyog Vyapar Mandal Lucknow Unity will take out a rally in support of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) mayoral candidate Dinesh Sharma. The traders will assemble at Kaiserbagh and march through the markets of Nazirabad, Aminabad, and Latouche Road before assembling at Naka. Sandeep Bansal, trader leader, will lead the march.

Meanwhile, BJP candidates were busy in door-to-door campaigning in various wards on Thursday. Some BJP workers, led by former corporator Rajendra Shukla, have condemned the state election commission for siding with the Samajwadi Party. Shukla, accompanied by his supporters, has given a memorandum to the personal secretary of the chief election commissioner regarding their complaints.

Samajwadi Party candidate Madhu Gupta campaigned in Naka, Arya Nagar, Rajendra Nagar, Niwaz Khera, Ganeshganj market, Neelmatha, Telibagh, Amausi, Parag crossing, LDA Kanpur Road and Bargawan sabzi mandi, on Thursday. A number of SP leaders accompanied her. Aashiana Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee president Sampooran Singh Bagga honoured the Samajwadi Party mayoral candidate by presenting her a sword.

Congress candidates continued their campaign in various wards. According to Praveen Pratap Singh Sengar, spokesperson of City Congress Committee, Congress candidates in Kunwar Jyoti Prasad ward, Labour Colony ward, Sadaatganj, Vidyawati Devi and Mallahi Tola ward campaigned under the leadership of city president Achal Mehrotra.

‘Awareness key to development’

TRANSPORT MINISTER Naresh Agrawal said public awareness was vital for development. He was speaking at a seminar on the ‘Role of the public in the process of development’.

He asked NGOs to raise awareness among the public.

The minister reminded people about development of a power network in the city and upgradation of a power house from 132 KV generation to 220 KV for continuous supply to the town. He expressed regret that caste politics hampered development activities. He sought votes for his younger brother Umesh.

Former Bar Association president Kulbhushan said people always thought about development before casting their votes in Nagar Palika elections.

Stress on fair conduct of polls

OBSERVERS for the civic bodies polls in Lucknow, Kanran Rizvi and P K Jha on Monday asked the officials connected with the poll job should ensure free and fair elections in the city.