AFTER A rather dull start, the Congress campaign in the Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency appeared gathering momentum. The party leaders, who appeared disoriented over the prospects of its nominee, appeared more confident after ‘heartening feedbacks’ from the constituency.
Union Minister of state for Personnel Suresh Pachauri and Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia extensively campaigned for the party in several areas of the constituency on Tuesday.
State Congress chief Subhash Yadav along with All India Congress Committee (AICC) observer for Vidisha J P Agrawal campaigned for Rajshree Singh at Shamshabad and surrounding areas. Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh is scheduled to address three public meetings in Vidisha constituency on Wednesday.
Pachauri during his tour on Tuesday had intense public contact drive at Raisen, Narvar, Dehgaon and Begumganj. Addressing party workers at Raisen, he urged them to reach out to masses and highlight the failures of the BJP government, deteriorating law & order situation in the State.
The achievements of the Centre and commitment of the Congress party towards development needed to be highlighted during campaign, he told the workers. Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia addressed public meetings at Salamatpur, Deewanganj and Sanchi and said that BJP had changed three chief ministers in less than three years.
Every chief minister has introduced the same rural development scheme with different names, he said. Uma Bharti named it Panch Ja, Gaur changed it to Gokul Gram and Shivraj Singh Chouhan to Jalabhishek, he said. 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. “The murder of BJP MLA Kishorilal Verma and his wife is the latest in the sequel of 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 talked about the ‘pathetic’ road condition in the constituency and erratic power supply.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh, who arrived here on Tuesday evening , will address three public meetings at Shams-habad, Tyonda and Kurwai respectively on Wednesday before leaving for Indore from where he will return to Delhi the same evening.