Leaders rush to beat campaign deadline before Round 1

With campaigning for the first phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh drawing to a close, political leadership from across parties went into poll overdrive on Monday. In the first of UP’s 7-phase assembly elections, 55 constituencies across 10 districts will go to the hustings on February 8.

Bharatiya Janata Party appeared to have put the maximum numbers into wooing voters in the state; while 11 state and national leaders campaigned through UP on Sunday evening, on Monday, 6 BJP leaders -national President Nitin Gadkari, Murli Manohar Joshi, Rajnath Singh, Uma Bharti, Sushil Modi and Yogi Aditya Nath focused their energies on winning over voters.

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