Lone reserved constituency in Delhi witnesses aggressive campaigning

The last day of campaigning in the Northwest constituency saw BJP, Congress and AAP holding roadshows and rallies across different parts of the constituency, besides going door-to-door to garner support of their candidates.

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal went on a roadshow in Northwest constituency, covering Mongolpuri and Sultanpuri for party candidate Rakhi Birla, before an attack by an auto-rickshaw driver brought the roadshow to an abrupt end.

At every stop, he asked people to vote for the AAP based on the work done by the party during the 49 days it was in power.

“During our 49 days in power, we did a lot of work. We slashed electricity and water rates by half. But the rates, as we have spoken have doubled gain. If we could do it, why can’t the Congress and BJP do it?” he said.

The BJP roadshow saw senior BJP leaders Vijender Gupta and Vijay Goel campaigning for their Northwest candidate Dr Udit Raj. The roadshow started from election office in Rohini and passed through Badli, Bawana, Rithana, Sultanpuri, Kiradi, Mubarakpur and Mundka before ending at Nangloi.

“We have been undertaking roadshows and doing door-to-door campaigning quite aggressively since the last two days. Our aim was to cover the entire constituency, especially the Congress and AAP bastions like Mangolpuri and Sultanpuri,” BJP spokesperson for the Northwest constituency said.

One of the biggest constituencies in the city, the 10 Assembly segments in this lone SC reserved constituency of Delhi are a mix of rural, urban and slum areas with Dalits constituting 20 per cent of voters.

The Congress focussed more on covering unauthorised colonies and rural areas.

“We have been focusing on covering two to four assembly constituencies per day. We want to focus on unauthorised colonies and villages in the final leg,” a Congress worker said.

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