BJP, Cong. go all out to win Birgaon civic poll
RAIPUR: Birgaon town of Chhattisgarh on Saturday witnessed a rare spectacle of Chief Minister Raman Singh, accompanied by his huge cavalcade and security guards, traversing the streets of the town seeking votes for his party candidate.
The Chief Minister was not alone, almost half of the Chhattisgarh Cabinet was in the town on Saturday.
“The atmosphere is like that of State Assembly election or Lok Sabha polls,” said Mangatu Ram, a tea stall owner.
Mr. Raman Singh and his Cabinet colleagues were appealing to the people of the town to vote for BJP candidates in 40 wards of Birgaon that would go to the polls on November 16. After suffering an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Congress and independents in the civic and municipal elections earlier this year, the ruling BJP seems to be taking the Birgaon civic elections very seriously.
Charismatic leader leads the charge
A powerful Minister in the Raman Singh Cabinet and a rare mass leader in the State BJP, Brujmohan Agrwal, was deputed by the CM for the civic election.
Mr. Agrawal and PWD Minister Rajesh Munat have been camping in Biragaon for over a week now. BJP MP from Raipur Ramesh Bais, Health Minister Ajay Chandrakar and senior Minister Prem Prakash Pande campaigned hard in all the wards.