New Delhi। Bhojpuri actor and singer Manoj Tiwari, who is re-contesting from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha seat held a 10 km-long roadshow in his constituency and appealed to voters to strengthen the hands of the BJP government. Interacting with people of the area, Tiwari said: “The country is moving on the path of development under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also said the country needs a “majboot” (strong) government and not a “majboor” (helpless) one.
Tiwari held the roadshow in the Poorvanchali dominated Burari area in his constituency. During his four hour long roadshow, the BJP leader, who is popular among Poorvanchali voters, got down from his open mini-truck at many places and interacted with the local people.
Hundreds of BJP supporters turned out to support their leader during the roadshow despite the scorching heat. Many were on the streets, while others climbed on to rooftops or gathered in their balconies to get a glimpse of the Bhojpuri star.
Tiwari’s procession passed at slow speed through several congested roads and localities of North East Delhi. In 2014, the BJP leader had defeated Anand Kumar of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) by around 1.5 lakh votes.
However, he is facing a stiff challenge this time around in a triangular contest involving former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit and AAP’s Dilip Pandey.
Polling for all the seven seats in the national capital is scheduled in the sixth phase of polling on May 12. The BJP, which won all seven seats in 2014, is faced with triangular contests in the city after talks failed on an alliance between Congress and the AAP.