Campaigning on board trains in Madhya Pradesh

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Gwalior, Mar 26 (ANI): Candidates of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) devised a unique way of campaigning by using a train to propagate their agenda for the upcoming elections.

The candidates held a number of meetings at various railway stations while traveling from Gwalior to Sheopur. The train stopped at nearly 20 stations enroute.

The campaigners shouted slogans and demanded conversion of the narrow gauge track into a broad gauge line.

"This train is our lifeline. Many poor people travel in this train, but the general people should also travel in this train. Even, I have traveled in this train quite often. We want this narrow gauge track to be transformed into broad gauge," said Narendra Singh Tomar, president of State BJP.

Along with Tomar, the BJP Secretary Prabhat Jha and many political workers participated in the campaigning.

Meanwhile, many passengers complained of disruptions in the normal train service with chaotic conditions inside the train.

"I have noticed while traveling that the common man is facing problems in boarding the train as one coach is packed with BJP party workers. The passengers are forced to sit on the roof of the train. The women in particular are facing difficulties while boarding. Many passengers have been pushed by the party workers who received minor injuries," said Ravi Upadhaya, a passenger.

As a follow up, Congress has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Narendra Singh Tomar, a BJP candidate from Morena for Lok Sabha seat, for violating the model code of conduct by holding public meetings at railway stations. By Ashok Pal (ANI)

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