Dholpur, Apr 7 (PTI) The poll campaign ends today for bye-election to Dholpur assembly seat that will go to poll on April 9.
On the last day of the campaigning, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, BJP state president Ashok Gehlot, MP Dushyant Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore, Health Minister Kali Charan and other senior leaders held a massive road show to seek votes for the party candidate Shobha Rani.
PCC Chief Sachin Pilot, former CM Ashok Gehlot and other Congress leaders also left no stone unturned to convince the voters in the constituency where the direct fight is between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress candidates.
“This is not a simple rally but a development rally to tell the people of Dholpur that development has taken place in the BJP rule. Our candidate will win,” Parnami told reporters.
Jhalawar MP and son of chief minister, Dushyant Singh, also exuded confidence of winning the seat.
PCC Chief Sachin Pilot accused the government of misusing the government machinery in the election and said that the ruling party will see the face of defeat as there is resentment among the party workers.
Raje began the road show at Sagarpada along with the BJP leaders which passed through several roads and areas and during which she appealed people to vote for the party candidate.
While BJP is seeking vote on development agenda, the Congress leaders led by PCC Chief Sachin Pilot are accusing the BJP government of failing to deliver and exuding confidence of winning the seat.
The bye-election was necessitated after the seat fell vacant on termination of the membership of B L Kushwah following conviction and life imprisonment in a murder case in December last year.
As many as 15 candidates, including 12 independents, are in the fray for the bypoll.
The BJP has fielded Kushwah’s wife Shobha Rani while the Congress candidate is veteran leader and five-time MLA Banwari Lal Sharma.
The Samajwadi Party has fielded Banvari Sharma.
The seat will go to poll on April 9 and counting of votes will take place on April 13.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.