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Campaigning for Rajasthan assembly polls ends today

Jaipur, Nov 29 : Campaigning for Rajasthan assembly elections, scheduled on December 1, will come to an end this evening.


Top leaders from both Congress and BJP will address election meetings in the state today.

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has been extensively campaigning for his party in the state. He will address three elections meetings in Sumerpur, Pokran and Jodhpur.

However, Congress will conclude its election campaign with meetings addressed by senior party leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Vijay Bahuguna and Sachin Pilot.

Modi had earlier said the development in Rajasthan has come to a standstill under the Ashok Gehlot-led regime.

Addressing a rally here recently, Modi criticised the Gehlot Government for ignoring the tourism sector of the state, which he said is a huge revenue generator.

"Due to the poor policies of the Gehlot Government, the number of tourists visiting the state is decreasing day by day. It is an issue of serious concern," he added.

Reminding people about the steep rise in prices of basic commodities, Modi accused Congress leaders of acquiring a mastery over making big promises and not fulfilling them.

"People must reply to the Congress by not voting for them in the coming assembly election," he added.

However, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had accused the BJP of dividing the people on the basis on region, religion and caste to win the upcoming elections.

"Congress says that we have to get everyone together for India to progress. Opposition says we have to divide India. Divide Hindus and Muslims, divide rich and poor, this is their thought process," he said.

The upcoming election in Rajasthan is being seen as a litmus test for both the BJP and the Congress ahead of the 2014 general elections.

Rajasthan is currently governed by a Congress Government. The counting of votes will take place on December 8.

--ANI (Posted on 29-11-2013)

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