Campaigning for Delhi Assembly elections ends; Polling on Feb 8

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Campaigning ends for Delhi Assembly Polls 2020

Campaigning ends for Delhi Assembly Polls 2020

Campaign for the Delhi Assembly elections ended today, in their final electioneering push, the three key parties made last-ditch efforts to seek votes and slugged it out over issues ranging from the amended citizenship law, appeasement politics and unemployment.

The campaign ended at 6 pm on Thursday, ahead of voting on Saturday.

On the last day of the campaign, Union Home Minister Amit Shah took out three roadshows at Seelampur in northeast Delhi, and Hari Nagar and Madipur in west Delhi.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia took out a ‘padayatra’ in his Patparganj constituency in east Delhi.

The BJP led the campaign with a focus on the development work done by the Centre for the national capital.

The saffron party’s campaign saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi address two rallies while Home Minister Amit Shah addressed many more. BJP President JP Nadda and Yogi Adityanath alo campaigned extensively.

Apart from its MPs and MLAs, the BJP also roped in chief ministers of party-ruled states — Vijay Rupani (Gujarat), Yogi Adityanath (Uttar Pradesh), N Biren Singh (Manipur), ML Khattar (Haryana) — to canvass for its candidates.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led the campaign for the Aam Aadmi Party. He, however, focussed on roadshows and public meetings rather than rallies.

The party also launched a door-to-door initiative, urging voters to back Kejriwal if they believed he is “a son of Delhi”.

The Congress’ campaign did not match the vigour of its opponents.

However, as polling day drew closer, the party jumped into action with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing a rally in Rajouri Garden on Tuesday while Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addressed public meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday.

(PTI)