Jamshedpur : Campaign has intensified as D-day is inching closer Urban Assembly segments of Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West candidates still prefer ‘padyatras’ rather than other social media.
Along with the high profile visits and rallies of the leaders of major political parties, candidates are working hard to cover the entire constituency. They have turned their attention to micro-level problems and demands during the streetby-street campaign.
Abhay Singh, JVM candidate from Jamshedpur East, went on to Sitaramdera and interacted with the voters. He assured them that if he voted for Lok Sabha he will focus on construction roads, bridges and ensure proper drinking water and power in his constituency.
Congress candidate Banna Gupta also been focussing on wardwise door-to-door campaign in recent days. His focus is Mango, Kadma and Bistupur. “We have promised better civic services for the residents of non-company area. Better traffic and basic infrastructure is all I promise,” says Gupta.
Political parties and the candidates are equally focusing on public meetings and roadside campaigns through vehicles. The second phase of assembly polls scheduled on December 2 for Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West. The candidates in fray have hit the streets covering numerous streets and lanes each day.
Former deputy chief minister and four times Jamshedpur East MLA Raghubar Das, is covering nearly 8 km on an average in his constituency in padyatras and door-to-door campaigning. JMM candidate Upender Singh is also focusing on door to door campaign. He is interacting with the voters of Kadma, Dhatkidih, Mango and Ranikudar.
Anil Modi district BJP spokesperson said that the party workers at all the police stations falling under Jamshedpur East constituency have been asked chalk out routes for padyatras. The community based organisations particularly the minority outfits too, are in the demand with political parties of secular character knocking on the doors of these organizations to seek the favour.
“It is not the first time, every time when elections come secular parties contact us for seeking vote but over the period of time practice of issuing directive in support of any particular political party has virtually come to and end,” said, Mohammed Rayees, functionary of JMC.
JMM candidate for Jamshedpur West Upender Singh said that though he is new to the party and politics but he loves to meet with the people so that they know him and he can understand things on ground level. Congress candidate Banna Gupta also been focusing on ward-wise door-to-doorcampaign in recent days.
His focus is Mango, Kadma and Bistupur. “We have promised better civic services for the residents of non-company area. Better traffic and basic infrastructure is all I promise,” says Gupta. State agriculture minister Banna, though is active in Facebook and Whatsapp but prefers to padyatras during campaigning.
“He is young and love to walk on roads meeting with people. He covers between 8 and 10 km each day. He believes that all section of people are not connected with social media and padyatras is only way to get a first hand information about people. This also enables him to understand pulse of public,” said Congress party workers.
Jamshedpur East candidate on JVM ticket, Abhay Singh is equally active and begins padyatra at 6 am and continues till 10 pm But padyatras is his favourite means of campaigning for him.