Candidates step up election campaign in pilgrim city

Candidates step up election campaign in pilgrim cityCandidates step up election campaign in pilgrim city
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With less than 10 days left for election campaign, the political parties in the fray stepped up the electioneering in the pilgrim city witnessing hectic political activity including door to door canvass, procession and road side meetings.

Tirupati: With less than 10 days left for election campaign, the political parties in the fray stepped up the electioneering in the pilgrim city witnessing hectic political activity including door to door canvass, procession and road side meetings.

As the constituency is a compact, out and out urban area, the main contenders finding it easy to cover the localities where theactivists were seen moving in batches holding party flags and distributing leaflets seeking votes. The parties on Sunday intensified the door to door campaign.

Jana Sena Party (JSP) candidate and former TTD chairman Chadalavada Krishna Murty took up a whirl wind campaign in Nehru Nagar, Giripuram, Kummari Thopu, Narasimha Theertham road, Girupuram, STV Nagar andSettipalli areas in the city, in an open top jeep and also moving in lanes and by-lanes.

Refraining from fiery or emotional speech, JSP nominees however in a subtle way attacked both TDP and YSRCP candidates fighting for Tirupati seat. He said he will not promote corrupt and rowdy elements coming in the way of for the growth of the pilgrim city.CPI activists led by party district committee member Chinna Penchalaiah also took up door to door to door campaign in Vasavi Nagar, SV Nagar area in the city in support of JSP.

BJP candidates Srihari Rao (Lok Sabha) and Bhavani Sankar ( Assembly), who took up campaign in Santhi Nagar, Dwaraka Nagar in the city, criticised Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for claiming the central schemes as his government programmes Congress nominees Dr Chinta Mohan (Lok Sabha) and K Pramilamma (Assembly) along with leader Maganti Gopal Reddy, Naveen Kumar Reddy went house to house campaign in Ramnagar, Vinayak Nagar explaining voters how BJP government ruined the country's economy with note ban hitting the common man instead of rich. Meanwhile, Tirupati Mudaliar Sangham has decided to support YSRCP nominee B Karunakar Reddy.

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