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Campaigning hits high pitch; Amit Shah files nomination from Gandhinagar

With less than two weeks left for 1st phase of polling for the upcoming general elections, campaigning has intensified in all states where polling will be held on April 11th.

BJP President is all set to contest his first ever Lok Sabha elections. He filed his nomination papers from Gandhinagar. The streets were in a festive mood as Amit Shah’s mega road show made its way through town. NDA leaders were seen in full strength too. BJP has not lost the Gandhinagar seat since 1989.

BJP president Amit Shah filed his nominations for the Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar on Saturday. Senior BJP stalwarts Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and key NDA partner Shiv Sena’s chief Uddhav Thackray besides Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani were present on the occasion.

Ahead of filing of the nominations, BJP president Amit Shah paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi.  After which BJP president along with Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Ram Vilas Pasawn, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal & several other leaders attended a ‘Vijay Sankalp Sabha’. Clearly, it was a show of strength for the BJP and the NDA.

Amit Shah said it was his “good fortune” to file his nomination papers from Gandhinagar, which has been represented by L K Advani, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Purshottam Ganesh Mavlankar in the past.

The mega road show to the Election Commission office in Gandhinagar saw Shah showered with rose petals….it almost seemed like his victory had already been declared.

Intensifying the Lok Sabha elections campaign, BJP President Amit Shah will address two public meetings. He will 1st address a public meeting in Nagina. Later the BJP president will address a poll rally at Baghpat.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will hold rallies in Andhra Pradesh. The state is set to witness simultaneous polls for the 175 Assembly seats and 25 parliamentary constituencies in the first phase of 2019 general elections.

Congress President, Rahul Gandhi and JD (S) patriarch, H. D. Deve Gowda will today address a joint rally in Bengaluru on Sunday.

The ‘Parivartana Samavesha’ will be the first such rally of the two parties after the combine came to power in the state in May last year.

Former SP Leader and founder of Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia Shivpal Singh Yadav on Saturday filed his nominations from Firozabad Lok Sabha Seat.

Ferozabad seat is going for an interesting battle of ballots within the Yadav family for the first time when Shivpal is pitted against SP sitting candidate Akshay Yadav, his nephew and son of Prof. Ram Gopal Yadav.

After President of Nishad party Sanjay met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, breaking away from the shortlived alliance with the SP-BSP-RLD ‘Mahagathbandhan’, Samajwadi party has released the names of two Lok sabha candidates, one of whom is Ram Bhual Nishad from Gorakhpur and the other is Ram Kumar from Kanpur. In the bye-poll in Gorakhpur in 2018, Sanjay Nishad’s son Pravin had won from Gorakhpur on a SP ticket. Samajwadi party has also changed its candidate from Moradabad.

In Jammu,  Senior congress leader and former State Minister Sham Lal Sharma has joined BJP at the party office in the presence of national vice President of BJP Avinash Rai Khanna  and state president Ravinder Raina.

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