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Parties step up campaign

POLITICAL PARTIES and Independent candidates have stepped up their campaign for the Kauriram assembly by-election. Candidates held street-corner meetings in a bid to woo voters. The Samajwadi Party is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the success of its candidate.

india Updated: Mar 15, 2006 00:20 IST

POLITICAL PARTIES and Independent candidates have stepped up their campaign for the Kauriram assembly by-election.

Candidates held street-corner meetings in a bid to woo voters.

The Samajwadi Party is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the success of its candidate.

The party organised a public meeting at Jaitpur, Nausar, Mahavir Chhapra and other places. Minister of State for Agriculture Jaiprakash Yadav called upon party workers to highlight the State Government’s pro-people decisions. Former party MLC Devendra Pratap Singh and Ganesh Shanker Pandey expressed the hope that the forces dividing society on communal lines would face a humiliating defeat, as they had during the zila panchayat chairperson’s election.

Polarisation points to a direct contest between the joint candidate of Hindu Vahini and Bharatiya Janata Party Shital Pandey and Samajwadi Party candidate Rambhual Nishad.

Meanwhile, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath said Rambhual had no moral right to contest the election after rejection of his previous election result by the Supreme Court.
He expressed hope that Shital Pandey would emerge victorious and the people of Kauriram would give a mandate against the failure of the Samajwadi Party-led State Government.

Rebel Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Upendra Dutt Shukla claimed that he had support from all sections of the society and there was an undercurrent in his
favour.

Purvanchal Kranti Parishad candidate Dr Sanjay Tripathi expressed hope that the election result would pave the way for formation of a separate Purvanchal State for speedy development of the region. Sources said para-military personnel would be deployed in Kauriram for the by-election.