After a rather dull start, the Congress campaign has picked up in Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency. The party leaders, who seemed to have virtually given up on Congress prospects in Vidisha, also appear to have gained some confidence after receiving some ‘heartening’ feedback from the constituency during the campaigning.
On Tuesday, two central Congress leaders from Madhya Pradesh including Union Minister of State for Personnel Suresh Pachauri and Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia extensively campaigned for the party in different parts of Vidisha constituency.
State Congress chief Subhash Yadav along with All India Congress Committee (AICC) observer for Vidisha J P Agrawal also campaigned for the party candidate Rajshree Singh at Shamshabad and surrounding areas. Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh will address three public meetings in Vidisha constituency on Wednesday.
Pachauri on Tuesday had intense public contact drive at Raisen, Narvar, Dehgaon and Begumganj. Addressing party workers at Raisen, he said it was time they reached out to masses and told them the difference between words and deeds of the BJP leaders. He further said that multiple failures of the State Government, deteriorating law & order situation in the State should be highlighted in contrast to achievements of the Central Government and commitment of the Congress party towards development.
Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia addressed public meetings at Salamatpur, Deewanganj and Sanchi. Scindia, while underlining political instability in the State since the BJP was voted to power, said that the BJP has already changed three chief ministers in less than three years and every chief minister has introduced the same rural development scheme with different names.
Uma Bharti named it Panch Ja, Gaur changed it to Gokul Gram and Shivraj Singh Chouhan to Jalabhishek. He said despite changing names of the scheme, the BJP has not been able to do anything substantial in terms of rural development.
Taking at dig at the Shivraj Singh Chouhan Government, he said law & order situation in the State has deteriorated to an extent that a college professor was killed in the college premises in the presence of police force and action against the culprits was taken only after pressure mounted on the Government to arrest them. Day-light murder of BJP MLA Kishorilal Verma and his wife is the latest in the sequel of heinous crimes taking place in different parts of the State under BJP dispensation, he said.
During public contacts at Shamshabad and surrounding areas, State Congress chief Subhash Yadav and J P Agrawal said that condition of roads in the constituency continue to be pathetic and power supply is irregular and erratic.
This only shows how the MP and the MLAs, who represented people of Vidisha for years, took up their cause and the degree of concern they have had for their electorate.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh, who arrived here on Tuesday evening , will address three public meetings at Shamshabad, Tyonda and Kurwai respectively on Wednesday before leaving for Indore from where he will fly back to Delhi the same evening.
Former chief minister Digvijay Singh will campaign for the party candidate at Vidisha on October 27 and 28.