A MLA, Chunnilal Sahu has replaced BJP’s two-time sitting MP Chandu Lal Sahu as the party’s candidate from this politically significant seat but a rare sense of unanimity is being shown by both in the campaign.
He also made light of perceived Priyanka Gandhi effect on the ongoing elections. “If she has come into politics, she should work. We have no objection,” Singh said.
Local BJP leaders in Kanker complained to Singh of increased activity of Left-wing extremists in the area lately.
The road leading up to the temple is dotted with women managing small stalls –– a visible sign of local woman entrepreneurship.
Bharatiya Janata Party MP and candidate Satish Gautam is fighting with his back to the wall here amidst vociferous protests against him after he was given a ticket.
While the SP-BSP-RLD alliance may disrupt the caste math in many pockets, the Congress is relegated to the role of a vote-splitter.
BSP chief Mayawati and her SP counterpart, Akhilesh Yadav, arrived in separate choppers from Lucknow & Mayawati waited for Yadav before they came up on stage together.
The PM will be holding rallies in Moradabad and Aligarh in UP, abutting the seats going to polls in Phase-1 in West UP.
Modi said the Congress promise in its “dhakosla-patra” to tinker with AFSPA in J&K would expose the security forces before terrorists.
The film star-turned-politician perched himself out of the SUV’s door, accepting garlands and hugging and patting many people.
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