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Campaigning ends with roadshows

Navrajdeep Singh, Hindustan Times  Patiala, April 29, 2014
First Published: 00:20 IST(29/4/2014) | Last Updated: 00:21 IST(29/4/2014)

On the concluding day of campaigning, the candidates of different political parties left no stone unturned to woo voters and held road shows on Monday.

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Road shows of all three major parties started and winded up at the same time and the city traffic came to a standstill, causing inconvenience to commuters.

It remained a busy day for workers of different political parties and shopkeepers as several road show crossed through narrow lanes of the city.
 
Accompanied by her family members, Congress candidate Preneet Kaur took round of the interiors of the city while standing in an open utility vehicle.

Marriage band group and dhol beaters added flavour to her procession, while her supporters showered flower at her. Her road show stated from the Karahwala chowk.

"The response, we got during our roadshow was enormous. People of Patiala will ensure my victory for the fourth time as well," said Preneet.

AAP candidate from Chandigarh Gul Panag added celebrity flavor to the campaign on the last day when she held a roadshow in favour of party candidate from Patiala Dr Dharamvir Gandhi.

Led by hundreds of motorcycles, there were around 60 cars in Panag's cavalcade.

AAP's poll symbol broom could be seen on the bonnets of the cars as the procession, starting from Faggan
Majra rolled through DLF colony and other colonies before concluding at urban estate.

Revolutionary slogans echoed in the air. The air was charged with an anti-incumbency mood. This kind of response did not come as a surprise for the party organizers as the party membership in this Lok Sabha constituency has swelled to over 2 lakh," said Dr Gandhi.

Meanwhile, SAD-BJP candidate Deepinder Singh Dhillon first paid obeisance at a temple and then started his road show.

He was accompanied by mayor Amarinder Bajaj and former mayor Ajitpal Singh Kohli and Jaspal Pradhan.

Former mayor Vishnu Sharma, who recently joined the Akali Dal was also present on the occasion.

"This is a battle for development and against a non-performing MP Preneet Kaur, who has neglected this constituency and its people for years," Dhillon said.


 

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