On the last day of election campaigning on Friday, Congress' General Secretary for UP East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Mirzapur in the state, and called him the "biggest actor of the world". She went on to compare him with Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, telling the crowd that it would have been better if they would have elected Amitabh Bachchan as their Prime Minister.
Ab aap samajh lijiye ke apne duniye ke sabse bade abhineta ko apna PM bana diya hai, is se accha toh aap Amitabh Bachchan ko hi bana dete, karna toh kisi ne kuch nahi tha aapke liye. (Now you can understand that you have made the biggest actor in the country, your Prime Minister. It would have been better if you would have made Amitabh Bachchan (your PM). Anyway, no one would have done anything for you. Now the situation has come that the election is here once again)," the Congress leader said addressing the Mirzapur rally.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra backed out from the election contest of Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi against PM Modi and Congress fielded Ajay Rai from the prestigious Lok Sabha constituency. While speculations were high that Priyanka Vadra would fight from Varanasi seat against the Prime Minister, in an unprecedented move, Congress on April 25 fielded Ajay Rai in the elections.
Election campaigning for the seventh and final phase of 2019 Lok Sabha polls in 50 constituencies spread across six states and one union territory elections will come to a finish on Friday evening.
The Election Commission suspended the campaigning for the seventh phase in West Bengal for 24 hours following the violent clashes during BJP chief Amit Shah's roadshow. Therefore, the campaigning in West Bengal's nine constituencies ended on Thursday night, a day ahead of the scheduled closing.
59 constituencies will go to polls on in the last phase of Sunday. The seventh and final phase will cover 13 seats in Uttar Pradesh; all 13 in Punjab; nine in West Bengal; eight each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh; all four constituencies in Himachal Pradesh; three in Jharkhand and the lone seat of Chandigarh.