UP polls: Star wars come to end

With month-long star wars of the political kind finally ended the BJP and the Congress which had several star campaigners, including film stars, the SP'>BSP campaign was focused on chief minister Mayawati who held 59 well-attended public meetings for the seven-phase polls. Rahul Gandhi, said Congress spokesman Hilal Naqvi, addressed joint meetings for more than one assembly constituency at 82 places and separate meetings in 95 constituencies.

As if to prove a point, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav pulled out all stops to address 96 public meetings though he was ably supported by his son and state party chief Akhilesh who held 300 campaign meetings and road shows. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi spearheaded his party’s show, as sister Priyanka confined herself to Amethi and Rae Bareli while mother and party chief Sonia Gandhi held six public meetings.

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