Two women mayoral candidates burst into campaigning the day after filing their nominations to woo as many voters as they can for the civic body polls scheduled on January 31. The Congress party's Archana Jaiswal and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party' Malini Gaud began their social meetings on Wednesday.
The two candidates met representatives of social, business organisations to convey their vision for the city's development. They also visited residence of their party workers and activists.
Congress party candidate Archana Jaiswal on Wednesday met Malwa Mills area traders, social activist Bhayyu Maharaj, Brahma Kumaris at Prajapita Ishwariya Brahma Kumari Vidyalay and trustees of Geeta Bhavan. She also met Congress party veterans like Suresh Seth and Ramnarayan Tiwari.
"I want to place a clear road map for the city's development before the people. My priority is pollution-free city and an effective waste management," Jaiswal told HT. She said the Congress party would arrange meetings with booth and block-level workers and leaders before embarking upon a formal election campaign.
On the other hand, the BJP organised a meeting at the party office where its mayoral candidate Malini Gaud, candidates of all the 85 municipal wards and party office bearers, senior leaders held interactions.
The meeting which lasted for over an hour chalked out the needs, strategies for election campaigns. The deliberations hovered around city areas where the BJP is weak. There were talks on inviting BJP senior leaders, actors for campaigning.