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Candidates hold road shows to rev up campaigning on last day

punjab Updated: Jun 08, 2012 21:28 IST
Arjun Sharma
Arjun Sharma
Hindustan Times
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Candidates rode swanky cars, open jeeps and motorcycles during road shows across the city on Friday in a last-minute bid to woo voters on the last day of campaigning for Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC) elections slated to be held on June 10.

Though the road shows were the order of the day for the past many days, their intensity increased on Friday as nominees made a last ditch effort to swing voter opinion in their favour through show of strength.

Rallies were organised in nearly 20 wards of Ludhiana MC in which candidates used SUVs, fitted with loudspeakers. The candidates addressed their supporters and promised to carry out development works in case they won.

Iqbaljit Singh, a BJP candidate, held a massive road show in ward number 49. A cavalcade of nearly 80 cars followed his SUV. He drove across his ward, asking people to vote for him. The rally continued for nearly one-and-a-half hour in which Iqbaljit toured each and every area of the ward.

Iqbaljit said, "An open jeep is the best platform in elections. One is more visible and more audible in an open jeep and we can access more areas."

Motorcycle rallies were also organised in different areas of the city before campaigning ended at 5pm on Friday.

Senior Congress leader and member of screening committee KK Bawa also carried out campaigning on a motorcycle. He said the Congress should be brought to power in the district.

An independent candidate from ward number 34, Amreek Singh Bhola, also held a rally in his ward. Bhola said that last-minute canvassing was possible while riding a vehicle only.

"Last minute campaigning is best possible on a vehicle only. Door-to-door campaigning is possible when you have a lot of time; but a vehicle is the best option when there is no time left," Bhola added.