SENIOR POLITICIANS belonging to different parties on Saturday pitched in to campaign for their respective candidates in the city to make last-ditch efforts to woo voters, as the electioneering will come to an end tomorrow.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president and former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh addressed meetings at Munshipulia, Khadra Chungi and Sitapur road.
Singh said, “But for appeasing the minority community, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has no ideology.”
He lamented that the SP-led government stopped all the development work started by the BJP. He feared that the SP workers might rig the polls. Former MLA Gomti Yadav, mayoral candidate Dinesh Sharma and district president of the party Jaipal Singh also addressed those meetings.
At an Id Milan programme organised at Khadra, Muslim Cleric Kari Mohammed Ahmed Shahmina Shah, welcomed the BJP mayoral candidate Diensh Sharma.
Speaking on the occasion, BJP state secretary (minorities cell) Qamar Ali called on the Muslims to vote for the BJP candidate.
The Congress, too, did not lag behind. Three teams of the party workers led by Union Minister of Steel Akhilesh Das, city president Achal Mehrotra and former president Sushil Dubey visited various places to campaign for the party’s mayoral candidate Mazoor Ahmed.
The team led by Akhilesh Das addressed the voters in Geetapalli where the candidates contesting the corporators’ election from Geetapalli, Babu Kunj Behari, Gurunanak Nagar, Omnagar were present.
Cine star and SP MP Jaya Prada, Banwari Lal Kanchhal and Virendra Bhatia campaigned for the party’s mayoral candidate Madhu Gupta.