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Just weeks to go for polls, Tiwari steps up campaign

New Delhi: With few weeks to go before Delhi goes to polls on May 12, BJP's North East Delhi candidate Manoj Tiwari has stepped up his efforts on the campaign trail, intensifying public contact programmes in his constituency. In a roadshow on Sunday, the sitting MP reached out to voters in the Poorvanchali-dominated Burari area of his constituency.

The Delhi BJP president's four-hour-long roadshow started from Nangli village in the Burari Assembly constituency, which is part of the North East Delhi Lok Sabha seat, in the morning and concluded after covering around 10 kilometres, passing through several localities. People lined up along the roadside and some hanged from balconies of their houses to have a glimpse of Tiwari's roadshow. The country is scripting a new chapter in history, Tiwari said beginning his roadshow at Nangli, asking people to vote for the BJP.

"The country needs a mazboot (strong) government, not a majboor (helpless) government," Tiwari said. Tiwari, who had won from the constituency in 2014 by defeating Aam Aadmi Party's Anand Kumar by around 1.5 lakh votes, is indulged in a triangular contest this time. He is pitted against Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit and former Delhi AAP convener Dilip Pandey in the poll battle on the seat. The huge procession of Tiwari passed through congested roads and localities of North East Delhi with people greeting him as his open mini-truck plied slowly.

The people of the constituency, having pockets of Gujjars, Sikhs and backward castes, besides dominant Muslim and Purvanchali communities, had gathered to have a look at the colourful procession and Tiwari who is a popular singer and actor of Bhojpuri films. "The people have resolved to bring back Narendra Modi as next Prime Minister of the country," Tiwari said thanking people for their support at the end of the roadshow.

Thanking politicians who reject their former parties and join BJP and seeking votes so that Narendra Modi gets to form government at the Centre have become part of his political rhetoric on the campaign trail. Accusing the opposition of creating obstructions for the government that is trying to fight dangers from foreign powers, the Delhi BJP President said that by engaging in these counter-productive efforts, both the opposition parties in Delhi are inadvertently helping anti-national elements.

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