Dehradun, Feb 12: Today being the last Sunday before the election for the Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017, Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are campaigning hard to gain the support of the voters before the state goes to poll on February 15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, campaigning for BJP will be addressing rallies in Srinagar (Uttarakhand) and Pithoragarh. PM Modi also campaigned in the state on Saturday and addressed a Vijay Sankalp rally at Rudrapur. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will be holding a nukkad sabha as well as a road show in Haridwar.Also Read - Cyclone Jawad To Hit Odisha, Andhra Pradesh Tomorrow, NDRF Deploys 64 Teams in 3 States | Key Points
PM Modi on Saturday attacked Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat over his recent campaign video which portrays the Uttarakhand CM as ‘Bahubali’, the lead from the Telugu superhit movie. “In politics, the word bahubali has a negative connotation, but the standard of politics has fallen so low that there are such politicians in this State who don’t feel ashamed to call themselves Bahubali,” he said. Modi further continued and promised that if voted to power, his party will develop the state as a tourist destination and would also increase the employment in the state. Also Read - Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor: You Will Soon Reach Delhi From Dehradun in Just 2.5 Hours | All You Need to Know
Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat attacked PM Modi and branded him as an ‘outsider’ in the state. Rawat also questioned the checking made of is helicopter for unaccounted cash and wrote to the Chief Election Commission complaining why only his helicopters are being checked “when BJP leaders from New Delhi were bringing money in their choppers to distribute it among party candidates.” Also Read - BSF Celebrates 57th Raising Day, To Exchange Sweets With Pakistan On Attari-Wagah Border
Apart from Rahul Gandhi, Congress leaders Sachin Pilot, Anand Sharma and Kumari Selja will also be addressing rallies in the state today.
Uttarakhand will vote for 70 assembly constituencies in a single-phase on February 15. The counting of votes will take place on March 11.
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