ISLAMABAD- Election campaign of NA-55 has turned a new shift after the defeat of PML-N candidate from NA-21 Mansehra. Awami Muslim League President, Sh Rashid Ahmad, one of the leading candidates for the seat of NA-55, in his statement conveyed a message to all other candidates of the same constituency to get united against PML-N candidate Malik Shakil Awan. Responding to Sheikhs call, Dr Muhammad Kamal of Jamat-e-Islami (JI) said that Sh Rashid should rather fulfil his promise to withdraw from election in favour of JI candidate. Dr Kamal, when contacted, told TheNation that before the announcements of election schedule, Sh Rashid had visited JI Central Secretariat Rawalpindi (Al-Ikram Building) and made a commitment that if Nawaz Sharif contested election from NA-55 then JI would support him and if any other candidate of PML-N contested, then he (Sh Rashid) would support JI candidate. On the contrary, in his election campaign Sh Rashid has revealed that patch-up was possible among all candidates except Shakil Awan. He alleged that PML-N neglected Rawalpindi city putting in jeopardy all the uplift projects and schemes which were shifted to Lahore. Addressing a public gathering at Dhoke Hussu, on Tuesday Sheikh said that Lahore was being decorated like Paris while Rawalpindi was being neglected. He said that after NA-21 defeat, PML-N would face another defeat from NA-55. To a query, JI candidate Dr Kamal said that his main rival was PML-N candidate Shakil Awan, who had an overt backing by Punjab administration. He said that Awan was announcing welfare policies for the people of his constituency but PML-N was utilising public resources for its personnel gains that were against the election commissions code of conduct. Ijaz Khan Jazi of Tehrik-e-Insaf also one of active candidates is optimistic of his victory. He claimed that he would continue his struggle without any halt. Election campaign has gained momentum with PPP candidates pulling out of the race and with passage of every day, candidates of the three main parties, PML-N, AML and PTI have sitrred up their campaign visiting various Dhoks and areas of the city to bag maximum support.