Congress not to give ads in dailies

Congress not to give ads in dailies
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First Published: Thu, Nov 27 2008. 11 45 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Nov 27 2008. 11 45 PM IST
New Delhi: In an apparent gesture to show solidarity with the victims of Mumbai terror strikes, the Delhi Congress on Thursday decided not to advertise in tomorrow’s newspapers.
“We are observing the sobriety of the occasion,” party sources said.
They said chief minister Sheila Dikshit feels that in the prevalent atmosphere “there is no need for any drama or criticism through the campaign”.
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Political parties decided to go slow on the last day of the campaign for the Delhi assembly elections. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called off his rally on Thursday and rushed to Mumbai.
“Everything is now on a low key, obviously everybody’s stunned and obviously today was the last day so everything was coming to an end”, said Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
The elections to 70 constituencies in the national capital are scheduled to be held on 29 November.
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First Published: Thu, Nov 27 2008. 11 45 PM IST