Ludhiana: Due to the late announcement of candidates in Punjab Polls 2017 in comparison to previous elections, the campaigning of different political candidates was moving at a slow pace even after the imposition of Model Code of Conduct on January 4. But now after the announcement of maximum candidates by different political parties in the city, now the candidates have started campaigning in the full swing on the city roads.
Except few candidates, almost all parties have cleared their seats from the different constituencies. Though, the remaining ones would also clear their seats soon so the campaigning on the roads and door to door is going to gear up even more in the city. Moreover, earlier due to the demonetisation factor also the campaigning of the rallies also got affected due to the lack of cash with the political parties in the city.
A senior citizen, who is a retired bank employee said, “We are not feeling the charm of elections this time. Earlier, we used to witness slogans and car rallies from one or two months before the elections but this time nothing such happened. The elections are just around the corner but not much hustle bustle is seen on roads. At very few places, we are watching boards of the candidates that is also just from few days.”