Hundreds of activists led by its Muzaffarnagar district president Ajit Rathi staged a dharna and blocked Circular Road in Civil Lines area in protest against the baton charge on Rashtriya Lok Dal activists.
Salman Khurshid, who is the Congress’ candidate from Farrukhabad, of which Kaimganj assembly segment is a part, is locked in a triangular contest with BJP’s sitting MP Mukesh Rajput and BSP's Manoj Agarwal.
Addressing a rally in Saharanpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted the Congress accusing it of being against the welfare of the backward classes and termed its poll manifesto a 'dhakosla patra (sham document)'.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta sought the response of the poll panel and directed it to apprise whether the number of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) samples can be increased for the satisfaction of the electorate.
The Congress, with its shrinking but small and loyal voter base, could play a significant role to soar up the collective fortunes of the anti-BJP camp as well as win a dignified number of seats for itself.