Agencies, New Delhi
Campaigning for the December 4 election to 70-seat Delhi Assembly came to an end at 1700 hrs today.
The campaign witnessed a large number of rallies of top leaders from all the three main parties in the fray the Congress, the BJP and the newly-formed AAP.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit campaigned for the party, which has been in power in the national capital for the last 15 years.
BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, senior party leaders Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari and other leaders appealed to the voters to vote for the saffron party, which has been hoping a come back riding on ‘anti-incumbency’ against the Congress on the issues of price rise, corruption and others.
The star campaigners of all the parties left no stone unturned to woo the voters of the city.
Modi is PM candidate, I am Chief Minister: Sheila
New Delhi: Dismissing any comparisons with BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said, ‘’I don’t compete with Mr Modi as I am the Chief Minister of Delhi and Mr Modi has been declared as BJP’s PM candidate’’. Addressing a press conference on the last day of campaigning for the December 4 Delhi Assembly Polls, Ms Dikshit today charged Mr Modi of misleading people. ‘’There are some people who are misleading people. A Gujarat leader who claims that the Gujarat is best and talks about Gujarat model. They say that Gujarat model is a better model. I ask why?,’’ the Chief Minister said. She said electricity is cheaper in Delhi than other cities. ‘’Our power is cheaper than Gujarat,’’ she said. ‘’Our Government in Delhi has given subsidy on electricity,’’ she said. By giving indicators, Ms Dikshit said growth in Delhi is 10.3 per cent while Gujarat has 9.5 per cent according (Average Annual 2006-11) (Planning Commission 2013-Calculated).