Campaigning intensifies for assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Telangana.

Updated, Nov. 09, 2023. 9.34 PM.

Election campaigning is now getting intensified in Rajasthan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting in Udaipur this evening.  He said that during the tenure of the Congress government in the state, such incidents have happened which have not only shamed the people but also the whole of humanity. He said that dalits, backward, poor and women are not safe in the state. He alleged that the Congress government in the state has proved to be a complete failure in controlling crimes against women. Referring to some incidents of atrocities against women in the state, Mr. Modi said that there is anger among women regarding these incidents. He said that BJP is committed to eliminate crime from Rajasthan.

Mr. Modi said that the Congress government in the state remained stuck in the fight for the chair for the last five years.  He said that in the states where Congress got the opportunity to form the government, all the promises of Congress are proving to be false. Referring to the alleged corruption in the state, hesaid that if the BJP comes to power, strict action will be taken against the corrupt people. Referring to more than a dozen paper leak incidents that took place in the state in the last few years, Mr. Modi said that Congress is not worried about the future of the youth. Mr. Modi said that BJP has continuously worked for the welfare of tribals. Referring to various developmental schemes of the central government, he urged to frame a double engine government in the state. Speaking about Local for Vocal, he requested people to buy local products on this Diwali.

On the other hand, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also campaigned for the party in Bamanwas and Neem ka Thana assembly constituencies today. While mentioning the works done during the tenure of his government, Mr. Gehlot said that the government has worked for the welfare of every section of the society. He said that Rajasthan has now become one of the leading states of the country.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Awaisi also addressed public meetings for party candidates in Sawai Madhopur today.

Top leaders of BJP and Congress campaigned for the second phase of assembly elections in Chhattisgarh today. Senior BJP leader Amit Shah addressed public meetings along with holding road shows in various assembly constituencies of Jashpur and Raigarh districts today. Mr. Shah said that if BJP forms the government in Chhattisgarh, the problem of Left Wing Extremism will be solved within five years. He accused the ruling Congress government for corruption and said that many scams have been exposed in the past.  He assured that as soon as the BJP government is formed, a high level investigation will be conducted into all these scams and the culprits will be sent to jail.

At the same time, Congress national President Mallikarjun Kharge, addressing a public meeting in Charcha-Kalri of Baikunthpur assembly constituency in Koriya district today, claimed that the Congress government works as a promise-fulfilling government in the state. He also claimed that Congress will once again form Government in the state.

Bahujan Samaj Party national President Mayawati addressed an election rally in support of the party candidates in Hassaud of Sakti district today. She alleged that governments of both Congress and BJP have neglected the interest of workers, farmers, tribal and women in the state.

In Telangana, a large number of nominations have been filed today as only one day has left for filing of nominations in the state. BRS Chief and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao filed his nomination papers from Gajwel and Kamareddy constituencies.  Among the prominent leaders who filed nomination papers today include, BRS working President K. Tarakarama Rao from Sircilla and senior party leader T. Harish Rao from Siddipet.  Among the other leaders, ministers S. Niranjan Reddy from Wanaparthy, Srinivas Goud from Mahaboobnagar, Jagadishwar Reddy from Suryapet, T. Srinivas Yadav from Sanatnagar and K. Eashwar from Dharmapuri filed their nomination papers.

Among the prominent Congress leaders, CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka from Madhira, PCC former President Uttam Kumar Reddy from Huzurnagar, Madhu Yaski Goud from L.B. Nagar, Shabbir Ali from Nizamabad, P. Srinivas Reddy from Palair filed their nomination papers.  CPIM state secretary Tammineni Verabhadram filed his nomination paper from Palair.

BJP candidate Krishna Yadav filed his nomination papers from Amberpet in Hyderabad in the presence of Party State President G Kishan Reddy. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur accompanied BJP candidate from Munugode, Ch Krishna Reddy for filing nomination papers.

Meanwhile, top leaders of various political parties are taking part in the electioneering with only one day left for filing nominations for the Assembly elections in the state.

In Telangana, the Pradesh Congress Committee released its ‘Minority Declaration’ in Hyderabad today. Congress assured that, if voted to power, caste census will be taken within six months and reservations to all backward classes including minorities in education and employment will be ensured. Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Salman Kurshid released the declaration in the presence of PCC President Revanth Reddy and other leaders belonging to minorities. The declaration assured that the budget for minority welfare will be increased to over 4 thousand crore rupees if Congress is voted to power while  over 1000 crore rupees will be allocated for providing loans to unemployed youth belonging to minorities. The Congress also assured protection of religious rights, monthly honorarium of 10 to 12 thousand rupees to Imams, Muezzins and others, house sites and 5 lakh rupees for construction of houses to the poor and provision of 1 lakh 60 thousand rupees to the newly wed minority couples, among other initiatives. The national party also assured to implement the Abdul Kalam-Thoufa-Thalim Scheme, for financial assistance of 5 lakh rupees to minority youth who completes MPhil.