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Skipped by many netas, lacklustre campaigning ends with Gadkari rally


Akola: The lacklustre campaigning within the seat got here to an end on Tuesday night with the only primary match being Union delivery minister Nitin Gadkari’s public assembly at Wadegaon, some 25 kilometres from here. There had been no primary campaigns via Congress and Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) at the closing day. The seat is going to poll on Thursday.
Political experts mentioned that both Congress and VBA leaders don't seem to be confident of winning the seat and hence didn't spend much time and energy on campaigning. BJP MP Sanjay Dhotre is confident of winning and his celebration is taking it easy.

There had been no two-wheeler rallies within the constituency, which is a kind of should for Lok Sabha elections. Very few banners and posters of those 3 applicants might be noticed within the constituency. Only a couple of autorickshaws moved around asking voters to exercise their franchise in favour of a selected candidate.

Only two Congress leaders campaigned for his or her candidate Hidayat Patel. Former leader minister Prithviraj Chavan held a meeting of celebration staff in Akola and a public assembly in Murtijapur. Former state Congress leader Manikrao Thakre held a nook assembly in Akola while present leader Ashok Chavan skipped the constituency.

NCP sent Shabbir Ahmed Vidrohi, celebration’s minority cell president, and Rajya Sabha MP Majid Memon to urge Muslims to vote for Patel. They held small conferences in Muslim ruled spaces of Akola – Mulani Square and Mominpura. State celebration leader Jayant Patil, OBC chief Chhagan Bhujbal and different NCP leaders didn't visit the constituency.

VBA candidate Prakash Ambedkar didn't spend much time within the constituency as he's busy campaigning in Solapur, the second seat from where he's contesting, and different parts of the state. His spouse Anjali, on the other hand, labored very exhausting for her husband.

She started canvassing in villages even prior to BJP and Congress equipment was to tools up for the polls. Ambedkar’s partner Asaduddin Owaisi was meant to carry a public assembly in Akola on April 15 however cancelled it at the closing second. VBA had marketed the assembly in local dailies.


Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis addressed two public conferences in Akola and Telhara for BJP candidate Dhotre. The one at Akola was held at a small flooring instead of the Shastri Stadium while the Telhara meet was held within the APMC flooring. Gadkari addressed a public assembly in Wadegaon. No Shiv Sena chief canvassed for Dhotre.


“BJP is not placing much effort. In 2014 Prime Minister Narendra Modi had addressed an enormous public assembly in Shastri Stadium. This time he skipped the seat. The celebration made little efforts to attract an enormous crowd for Fadnavis’ or Gadkari’s meets,” mentioned a neighborhood political expert.


“Had Congress fielded Maratha chief Abhay Patil, Modi would have been pressured to campaign here. Hindus don't seem to be very satisfied with Dhotre’s efficiency however they are not in a position to vote for Ambedkar or Patel,” he added.




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