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CM set for chopper campaign

india Updated: Oct 15, 2006 14:37 IST

CONTRARY to the claims made by the BJP leaders and Anil Dave, in charge for Vidisha Lok Sabha by-election that the party will contest Vidisha Election on Jan Sangh pattern, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will undertake three-day intensive campaigning in a private helicopter beginning on Sunday.

Though party insiders claimed that the Chief Minister would use helicopter out of compulsion as he would have to cover many parts of the constituency. The proposed flying visit of the Chief Minister is in sharp contrast to the party’s claim for door-to-door campaign. He is scheduled to address around two-dozen public meetings in the three-day campigning. BJP candidate Rampal Singh will accompany him.

On the first day, the Chief Minister will visit Budhni and Sanchi State assembly constituencies. On the second day, he will campaign in Sanchi, Bhojpur and Udaypura and the third day is reserved for Vidisha, Shamshabad, Kurwai and Ganjbasoda assembly constituencies.

The Chief Minister and the candidate will stay half an hour or one hour for a public meeting. To utilise the time of CM, who enjoys popularity in Vidisha constituency, all his public meetings are organised near temporary helipads, where helicopter can land. After the party candidate’s address, the Chief Minister will talk to public, to be followed by a brief discussion with workers and some directions.

On October 15 Shivraj will fly to Chakaldi of Sehore district. Thereafter, he will visit Gopalpur, Balagaon, Amaravat of Raisen district, Sodarpur, Paimad and Salamatpur.

On October 16, Chouhan will address public meetings at Sanchet, Hardaut, Mankapur, Devari, Vikalpur, Chaurakamrora and Umraoganj. Chief Minister will address seven public meetings at Haidargarh, Satpada, Patharia, Mehlua Chauraha, Udaypur, Vardha and Khamkhera.