FORMER MAYOR Ravi Bhushan Wadhawan said rise in population and poor law and order situation adversely affected the development of the district. The major development areas should be identified for an overall growth of the district, he said.
Addressing the media persons here on Friday, Wadhawan said he had served the city as mayor and also had an opportunity to work with different political parties and their leaders. “I want to help the people elect an ideal candidate for the post of mayor. Without joining any political party, I will soon decide the candidate whom I will support and also request the people to elect him as their mayor. It was also wrong to associate me with the Samajwadi Party,” he said.
Wadhawan said Allahabad was a politically conscious city. It produced prime ministers and numerous leaders, who made their presence felt at the international level. “We have to follow their legacy and make a conscious decision of electing a right candidate,” he added.
Katiyar, Keshari to address meetings
BJP National general secretary Vinay Katiyar and State President Keshari Nath Tripathi will address a series of meeting in favour of party mayoral candidate Vijay Kumar Mishra in city on October 28. According to BJP city unit president Ranjit Singh, Katiyar would address a meeting at Allahpur at 5 pm, Katra 6 pm, Meerapur 7 pm, and Preetam Nagar at 8 pm. While Kesri Nath Tripahti would address at Naini, Salori, Khuldabad, Muthiganj and Loknath.
SP claims clean sweep
SAMAJWADI PARTY Mayoral candidate Vinod Chandra Dubey claimed that he was getting support from every section of the society, therefore his chances of winning the elections were quite bright. Mass support would be the major ground for my victory, he declared confidently.
Shayam Charan Gupta former Mayor and Samajwadi Party MP from Banda on the occasion said that there was a wave of Samajwadi Party in local bodies elections as a result party is likely to win more than 90 per cent seats in entire state.
He said that BSP was nowhere in the fight, whereas BJP and Congress were struggling for their existence. He claimed that chief minister had done a remarkable job in his short span of three years in power.
Bukhari in town today
Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Delhi, will address a public meeting on Saturday at Mansoor park at 7 pm in support of United Democratic Front (UDF) Mayoral candidate Rajiv Agrawal, informed Afsar mahmood, media incharge UDF, in a press release on Friday.
The UDF activists will welcome Bukhari at Phaphamau on his arrival.