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Parties in do-or-die mode

india Updated: Oct 28, 2006 00:05 IST
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WITH MERELY three days left for the  civic body election on October 31, election campaign of different political parties has reached its zenith in Varanasi. Different methods of campaigning such as rallies, nukkad meetings and door-to-door canvassing are in full swing throughout the city.   

Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) will make hat-trick if its candidate Kaushlendra Singh wins the post of mayor in Varanasi Nagar Nigam election. BJP’s Saroj Singh and Amarnath Yadav held the prestigious post in previous two terms.

This time too, with the polling day drawing near, BJP has intensified its campaign.

Former State president Omprakash Singh addressed a public meet in Khojwa area on Friday and urged the people to exercise their franchise in favour of the BJP candidate. He also criticised Samajwadi Party-led State government and Congress-led UPA government for its alleged anti-people and appeasement policies.

Similarly, BJP president Rajnath Singh’s son Pankaj Singh also held public meet in Varanasi and sought vote in favour of BJP candidates in the civic body election in Varanasi.     Congress mayoral candidate Chandredeo Prasad Jaiswal along with party workers toured several places and sought votes in his favour. Senior Congress leader, Mohsina Kidwai had already addressed a public meet and urged common people to extend their support in favour of party candidate in the civic election here on Thursday evening.

Similarly, Samajwadi Party candidate Kanahiya Lal Gupta along with party workers approached different places to garner support of common people. Cine star turned politician Jayaprada will hold a public meet in favour of SP candidates here on Saturday.

Shiv Sena candidate Gulshan Kapoor also took out a vehicle procession which traversed throughout the major routes of city to woo the voters.

Senior leader of Bhartiya Janshakti Party, Sangh Priya Gautam, held a public meeting in Varanasi today in support of party mayoral candidate Ashok Yadav.