Scramble to draw voters as  campaigning ends in Madhya Pradesh

Actor-turned-politicians Nagma and Raj Babbar too addressed meetings in the state.

Published: 27th November 2018 05:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th November 2018 05:12 AM   |  A+A-

Rajasthan elections

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By Express News Service

BHOPAL: Campaigning for the November 28 Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh came to a halt on Monday evening, with the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress going all out to woo voters throughout the day.

With big names of the BJP, including PM Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath not in action on MP’s poll turf on the final day of campaigning, the field was left to the party’s national president Amit Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani, besides CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan. In tribal-dominated Seoni district, BJP candidate and sitting MLA Dinesh Rai ‘Munmun’ roped in actors Amisha Patel and Sunil Shetty for a road show across Seoni town.

On the other hand, for the Congress, party president Rahul Gandhi was not in action in MP, leaving the campaign applecart in the hands of state party chief Kamal Nath, MP party campaign committee chief Jyotiraditya Scindia (both considered potential CM candidates), and leader of opposition in state Assembly Ajay Singh. Actor-turned-politicians Nagma and Raj Babbar too addressed meetings in the state.

BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and several party candidates also participated in the road show. Meanwhile, Chouhan addressed six public meetings meetings across the state and Irani addressed a meeting in the Satna district. In the Congress camp, Nath addressed meetings in the Mahakoshal region while Scindia addressed six public meetings in the Gwalior-Chambal region. Later, Scindia also embarked on a road show in Pichhore constituency of Shivpuri district. Film starsturned- politicians Nagma and Raj Babbar also addressed poll rallies.

Ajay Singh addressed rallies in his Churhat constituency in Sidhi district, where he also carried out a road show. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state convener Alok Agrawal, who is contesting from Bhopal’s Dakshin Paschim seat also embarked on a road-show carrying images of development done by the Kejriwal government in Delhi.


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