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Although the Congress is yet to announce its official list, one of the prospective candidates has already started “virtual campaigning” on the social media by posting pictures of dirty areas in the ward from where is likely to be fielded.
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H S Lucky, who is likely to contest from ward 1, posted pictures of the messy area of sectors 8 A, B and C, stating that the BJP councillor of the area did not show any interest and this was not what the residents of this ward deserved.
“These are pictures of sectors 8 A,B and C of ward 1 which happens to be one of the most so called posh sectors of City Beautiful. It is evident from pictures that the state of this sector is in doldrums. The incumbent BJP councillor has not shown any interest in our sector and civic amenities are in a pathetic condition,” Lucky posted on the Facebook.
The prospective candidate also posted some questions saying: “Do they deserve our votes? We elect candidates to make our country better or spoil it? Think again dear friends it is our city and our locality.”
Eleven pictures of garbage stashed up, broken roads, broken railings of parks and ill maintained green belts have been posted on the social networking site.
Initially, Congress leader Manish Tewari’s loyalist Chandramukhi Sharma was in the race to contest from ward 1.
The Congress has not yet announced its official list, as there was dispute over the names of few candidates. The list is expected to be announced in a day or two.
Lucky told the Chandigarh Newsline: “No it is not a sort of campaigning. I am just raising the issues of this ward. I am the general secretary of the Congress and I am highlighting issues that people raise. This ward is totally in a shambles. I wonder what did the BJP councillor do here as it is totally in a neglect.”
The BJP councillor of the ward, Raj Bala Malik, who would be contesting from ward 2 now said: “I know what I have done for this ward. If one does 99 percent work, the opposition party will show the rest one percent negative only. My ward is the most beautiful ward.”
*Two BJP candidates launch campaign
Much before filing the nominations, two BJP candidates on Thursday began their campaigning for the municipal corporation elections. Shakti Prakash Devshali, the candidate from ward 20, and Satish Kainth, the candidate from ward 11, began door-to-door visit.
Devshali interacted with voters of Sector 29 and Colony Number 4 and appealed for their support.
Kainth started his campaign from Sector 56 and met the residents and mobilised the party workers of the area. The residents apprised him of their problems and lauded the efforts of the Modi government.
The BJP candidates are meeting the electorate keeping in mind the development since the last one year and development taken up by the central government.