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It is a race against time for them

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With the last date for withdrawal of nominations coming to an end on Thursday, it is a race against time for the contestants in the fray.

With only a few days left for campaigning, the candidates are working themselves into the ground in their attempt to reach out to maximum number of voters.

The lunch break, which is usually from 12.30 p.m. to 4 p.m., too is not wasted, as they are keen on meeting people even in the remote areas.

"Time management is crucial," says YSRCP candidate for Srikakulam Assembly constituency Dharmana Prasada Rao.

He has been extensively touring the constituency, holding meetings in places such as Kanugalavanipeta, Pusarlapadu, and Amballavalasa, and interacting with the NREGA workers.

Similarly, Palakonda CPI candidate D.V.G. Sankara Rao is visiting even the agriculture fields in a bid to meet the NREGA workers and tribal people.

"Electioneering in the tribal areas is a challenge with limited access for movement of vehicles. Direct interaction with people will send positive signals and help the candidates garner maximum support," he says.

"With the election date nearing and lot of ground to cover, it is quite a stretch for the contestants," says Sankara Rao, a doctor by profession.

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