Maha polls: Political parties up the ante as campaigning plunge into final stretch

By: Pravin Singh
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Mumbai, Oct 12: As the campaigning for the October 15 Assembly elections in Maharashtra, have entered in its last phase, political parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters.

Star campaigners of all the major political parties are busy in addressing election rallies across the State. Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has already addressed nearly 20 rallies in last one week, is scheduled to address four election rallies on Sunday. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will address two election rallies in Vadarbha region today.

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According to reports, Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena candidates are totally dependent of their respective party chiefs for the campaigning.

While, BJP has inducted all its senior leaders, Union Ministers and Chief Ministers into the campaigning making the battle more fierce, the Congress is mainly depending upon its president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi who have completed two rounds of campaigning in the State.

Former Union Minister Sharad Pawar, his daughter Supriya Sule, former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar are leading the battle from NCP side. They have addressed rallies in most of the areas for party candidates.

Addressing a rally in Mumbai, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu expressed confidence that BJP will form Government after October 15 elections. He said that after a corruption marred regime, the Congress is staring at imminent defeat.

The Congress and NCP which were in power since 2009 are now facing anti-incumbency. The two parties recently broke their alliance due to seat-sharing differences.

The campaigning for the October 15 Assembly elections will come to an end on October 13 (Monday). The counting to the 288-seats election will be held on October 19.

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