MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan drew huge crowds to his day-long roadshow on the streets of Indore on Friday.
Campaigning for Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) mayoral candidate and sitting MLA Malini Gaud in the wake of the civic polls on January 31, the chief minister tried to woo the people in the name of development and played the Narendra Modi card to shore up votes for the party’s candidate.
Chouhan expressed his happiness over peoples’ turnout and promised to elevate Indore to the status of one of the best cities in the world. He said, “There is no crunch of resources for development.” Apart from endorsing BJP candidates for the upcoming polls, the chief minister took the opportunity of the roadshow to reach out to the people on a personal level and take stock of the ground realities in matters concerning civic amenities. Various corporator nominees joined the chief minister in their respective wards and requested the people to lend their support in the wake of the civic polls.
The chief minister also reached out to the Sindhi community in the city and hailed the central government’s move of granting long-term visas to those who fled Pakistan following oppression and took refuge in India. He said, “Indore is home for Sindhis, and Pakistani Sindhis are welcome to Indore.” Indore is home for more than 20,000 members of Sindhi community who fled Pakistan and is residing in Indore.
The roadshow began from Jairampur Colony and culminated at Gauri Nagar in the evening.