Poll campaign concludes
ELECTIONEERING CAME to a halt today in Budhni assembly constituency minutes before the hour struck 5 in the evening. It had reached its climax during the last few days.india Updated: May 02, 2006 22:13 IST
ELECTIONEERING CAME to a halt today in Budhni assembly constituency minutes before the hour struck 5 in the evening. It had reached its climax during the last few days.
Prominent among those who visited Budhni today for campaigning and door-to-door canvassing were leader of Opposition Jamuna Devi, former chief minister Digvijay Singh, Union Minister Suresh Pachauri, Anusuiya Uike and former Mayor of Bhopal, Vibha Patel.
Most leaders, including Jamuna Devi, had door-to-door contact with the voters. Digvijay Singh had a dig at the wrong policies of the BJP and said that the party came to power after it promised to improve roads, water and electricity situation in the State but miserably failed to keep its words. He also enumerated achievements of the Congress party, including distribution of land to Dalits and free supply of power to farmers during his ten years tenure as Chief Minster.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission of India has restricted to two the number of vehicles that a candidate can use for himself and other party workers etc in the Budhni assembly constituency on the voting day on May 3. Restrictions have also been imposed on some other vehicles including private vehicles to curb their misuse.
The owner of a private vehicle may use it once only to caste vote at a polling both, subject to the condition that it cannot go beyond 200 meters from the booth. Twenty-two check posts have been erected to check misuse of vehicles. No allurement to voters including carrying them to or from the polling booth will be allowed. This is an offense under election rules said SDM and Assistant Election Officer, Budhni, Panch Ratan.