Rallies Mark Climax

All parties took out rallies on Tuesday afternoon and wound up the ‘loud’ campaigning by 5 pm

Published: 21st May 2014 08:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2014 08:42 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: All three main contestants in the fray for the bypoll in Attipra ward of the City Corporation showcased a colourful conclusion to the election campaigning on Tuesday.

After the regular campaigning in the morning, all parties took out rallies by afternoon and wound up the programmes by 5 pm. The LDF’s rally was flagged off by Mayor K Chandrika at Arasumoodu. The rally covered the entire ward and marked an end at the starting point. Nemom MLA V Sivankutty, Chirayinkeezhu MLA V Sasi and LDF leader in the council V S Padmakumar were present.

KPCC general secretary Thampanoor Ravi inaugurated the UDF’s rally at Manvila, which concluded at Arasumoodu. All 42 councillors of the UDF attended the rally. KPCC general secretary Manvila Radhakrishnan was also present.

BJP’s senior leader O Rajagopal, along with the candidate, toured the ward in an open jeep as part of the road show organised by the party. Rajagopal also thanked the residents of Attipra for the immense support they gave him in the Lok Sabha elections. Around 200 bikes were present in the bike rally kicked off from Arasumoodu in addition to another four vehicles used for campaigning. The concluding meeting was held at Thripadapuram. BJP district president S Suresh, BJP leader in the council P Asok Kumar, leaders Venganoor Gopakumar and Chempazhanthi Udayan were also present.

Silent campaigning will be held on Wednesday, the day before polling.


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