CM’s election meetings fail to attract masses

Corporator rejects Jain’s claim; admn removes dais from Neelganga Square .. Chauhan reminds his works; reiterates his commitments CM’s election

Ujjain: The two election meetings of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, which were organised to woo the voters of Ujjain North and Ujjain South constituencies failed to attract masses, here on Saturday. In the first meeting BJP candidate Paras Jain ( minister for food and civil supply) claimed that the Qumari Marg has been converted into a beautiful road, but his statement was reversed by the area corporator ( of the BJP) complaining to the chief minister about various anomalies in the construction of the road.

CM’s election meetings fail to attract masses

The venue of the second meeting created hindrances as the local administration removed the dais in wake of lack of permission. The election tour of the Chauhan trapped under mismanagements and was ultimately finished in hush- hush way here on Saturday. The chief minister was to address a meeting at 5 pm at Shahid Park in support of the BJP candidate from Ujjain South Mohan adav ( chairman, State Tourism Development Corporation), but the venue was changed at the eleventh hour to Kavelu Karkhana ( Neelganga) Chauraha.

The party strategists pleaded that since the area in question falls under the influence area of Congress candidate ( Jai Singh Darbar), it will be beneficial to organise the election meeting there only. But, the returning officer ( Shailendra Singh Solanki, SDM) did not allow the BJP to organisers the rally at the changed spot on the security grounds. Official sources informed that the spot in question was not included in the places fixed for hosting the election meetings. Moreover, high tension power lines also pass through there, which can be harmful. Then the BJP leaders decided to organise a road show of Chauhan, but in the meantime he reached in the city and straight away went to Chhatri Chowk to address another meeting in favour of the Ujjain North candidate Paras Jain.

Paras Jain and his supporters had chosen the Chhatri Chowk area, in front of Gopal Mandir, in view of huge gathering of villagers for the traditional bath in Kshipra.But, they had to face frustration owing to low turnout and they put chairs to fill the space. Before the arrival of the chief minister at the venue, the police closed down the shutter of nearby shops. In his speech, Chauhan reminded the works which he done during 8- year of his government.

He also reiterated his commitment for the welfare of all sections of the society. He assured that he would make Ujjain as an exceptional city of the world in the backdrop of its glorious history. Former Union minister Satya Narayan Jatiya, BJP candidate Paras Jain and others also spoke. Jain claimed that construction of a beautiful road on Qumari Marg is the biggest achievement of him; but when the CM’s cavalcade started leaving from the venue, Qumari Marg area corporator Fatima Raunak ( BJP) sought a two meeting from him complaining that the situation was different as claimed by the Minister Jain. She said that there were many anomalies in the construction work, on which CM assured her to talk to her on the phone later and left from there.

From Chhatri Chowk, the CM had to go to Indore by road and accordingly the administration passed a message on the walky- talky to clear the traveling points.But, city BJP chief Iqbal Singh Gandhi pressed Chauhan to visit Kavelu Karkhana as otherwise it will give wrong message among the electorates.

Chauhan showed reluctance, but finally agreed to pay a short visit there. He reached at the said spot and made submission in brief.He said that Madhya Pradesh which was known as a sick state has now been on the track of fast development.He said that he would launch massive development works if BJP is voted to power in Ujjain South segment.

CM’s tongue slipped for a while when he exhorted the people to help Mohan adav ( party candidate) to become the chief minister.Chauhan immediately modified his saying and asked the people to help adav becoming their MLA and left for Indore. Outgoing MLA Shivnarayan Jagirdar, MLA Rameshwar Akhand and Anil Jain Kaluheda were also present.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan addressing public meeting in Ujjain North constituency on Saturday. FP photo Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan addressing public meeting in Ujjain South constituency in Ujjain on Saturday.

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