Aam Aadmi Party's candidate from Amethi, Kumar Vishwas, had protested after his family members were asked to leave the constituency ahead of polling on May 7, accusing the administration of being biased and favouring his Congress rival Rahul Gandhi. (Agencies)
Denying any partisan approach, Varanasi's Additional District Magistrate (City) M P Singh said the administration will carry out the exercise to evict those engaged in campaigning activities if they are not voters in the constituency irrespective of their party or candidate affiliation.
"We will not allow anybody involved in campaign and not having a voter to stay in the city after campaigning ends tomorrow. Be it Kejriwal's family or BJP leaders like Amit Shah, everybody will have to comply with our orders," said Singh.
The high-octane campaign for the May 12 election will come to an end at 5 pm tomorrow.
Besides Kejriwal and Narendra Modi, Congress' Ajay Rai, a Varanasi local and MLA from nearby Pindara constituency, is the major candidate.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will address a roadshow here tomorrow, seen as retaliation to Modi's rally in Amethi on the last day of campaigning where the BJP's prime ministerial nominee had made a stinging attack on the Congress leadership.
The ADM said the district administration has made all possible efforts to ensure free and fair election. Thousands of police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed across the city as part of the security drill.
When asked about BJP's allegation of adopting a partisan approach towards it following denial of permission to hold a rally by Modi in Beniabagh yesterday, the senior official refused to comment and said they were just performing their duty.
The BJP had demanded that the Election Commission immediately remove Returning Officer Pranjal Yadav but the poll body rejected it. Modi had carried out an informal road show in which thousands of his supporters participated.
Aam Aadmi Party's candidate from Amethi, Kumar Vishwas, had protested after his family members were asked to leave the constituency ahead of polling on May 7, accusing the administration of being biased and favouring his Congress rival Rahul Gandhi.