Jamshedpur : With Jamshedpur being an amalgamation of varying ethnic and social fabric, political parties are roping in specific leaders to target particular social and ethnic groups.
The BJP has taken the lead over most of the other political parties roping in senior party members like Amit Shah to address the people and even spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain to woo the Muslim community.
The party has adopted an intensive campaign strategy— get down to even the smallest residential societies to strike the right communal cord.
“We have decided to send party leaders to areas where they have close relation with the voters. Voters of a particular community will come to listen if a leader belonging to their own community is addressing,” said a BJP leader.
The Congress is planning to rope in some star campaigners to add attraction in the Assembly elections in East Singhbhum district. Sources informed that the East Singhbhum district Congress has sent a list of campaigners to state president Sukhdeo Bhagat to ensure that the star campaigners are included in the itinerary.
While the party is seeking the presence of actors Nagma, Raj Babbar and Ravi Kishan, apart from Congress boss Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi, the list also includes the names of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and JDU convener Nitish Kumar to garner support.
District Congress president Vijay Khan said that party wants to woo all section of voters this is the prime reason why the list of campaigners have an equal mix of glamour and political names.
“The presence of a star at an election meeting, inevitably draws crowds. Someone like Nagma can guarantee massive crowds, especially women, in rural areas. Hence, most of the parties rope in stars to attract more and more people,” said an election analyst.
Meanwhile the other political parties like Jharkhand Mukti Morcha are preparing to counter the cinema glamour by relying on their senior political leaders in their campaign.
“ Shibu Soren is a charismatic leader of our State. He will campaign here to instill confidence among party workers and voters. We have full faith on his leadership. People trust him for his honest and dedication. He will attract voters like always,” said Ramesh Hansda, a senior functionary of JVM.
On the other hand AJSU candidate Ramchandra Sais said that Sudesh jee is the real campaigner for the State. Every time people in large numbers look forward to hear him during the public meetings. This time too he is campaigning in the district.
Meanwhile, concerned over lack of star campaigners in the party, the activists of Jharkhand Vikas Moracha( JVM) are pinning hopes on the visit of former Jharkhand Chief Minister and the founder leader Babulal Marandi. Marandi is expected to kick start campaigning in Kolhan soon.
“We do not rely on the star campaigners, Babulal ji is a charismatic leader of our State, his visit is going to instill confidence among party workers and voters. He is the real star campaigner and will campaign for party candidates and spread the vision of party among the voters,” said Abhay Singh, a senior functionary of JVM.