Nun roti khayenge, Modi ko jeetwayenge thik hai rules the streets
Mail News Service
Jamshedpur: From Nun roti khayenge, Modi ko jeetwayenge thik hai (from popular Bhojpuri singer Khesari Yadav�s Thik Hai song) to Santhali songs praising Disom Guru Shibu Soren,� candidates of political parties in fray for the Lok Sabha polls in Jamshedpur and Ranchi constituencies are tuning in to voter�s hearts through jingles of popular songs.
Parties have swung back to the old practice of campaigning on wheels in both urban and rural areas of Jamshedpur Lok Sabha constituency.
“We had to resort to campaigning by vehicles and public announcement system as there was no other effective way for the campaigning was left. Wall-writings used to be an effective media for the campaigning, but the district administration is keeping a close vigilance against any such more,” said a functionary of JMM.
Campaign vehicles with posters of the party leaders and candidates can be seen playing jingles of popular Santhali, Hindi, Bhojpuri and Nagpuria songs in the streets of Jamshedpur.
� I think this a better medium to attract voters. The songs have been prepared by our party state office in Ranchi and sung by local singers. They have portrayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s achievements. We have dedicated at least two vehicles in each of the assembly constituencies falling under Jamshedpur Parliamentary seats,� said Kamal Kishore, in-charge publicity for BJP Jamshedpur candidate and sitting MP BidyutBaranMahto.
� We will add more songs our youth leader Ramesh Hansdah has lined up few jingles on popular Santhali film songs which would be used in our campaigning, especially in tribal dominated areas,� said Kamal Kishore.
Incidentally, Jamshedpur parliamentary constituency has six assembly constituencies namely Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West, Ghatshila, Baharagora, Potka and Jugsalai out of which barring Jamshedpur East and West, almost all other constituencies have sizeable number of tribal.
Jamshedpur�s JMM candidate and sitting five times Seraikela MP, Champai Soren is playing to its strength and has lined up Bangla and Santhali songs.
“We have introduced campaigning on wheels at the urban areas of the constituency. Loud-speakers are fitted in every vehicles from which we appeal the voters to caste their votes in favour our candidate Champai Soren and also play jingles on the PM Narendra Modi for attracting the voters,” said a JMM leader.
JMM has launched over a dozen vehicles for the campaigning in both the rural as well as urban areas. “We have put about a dozen vehicles for the campaigning for wooing the voters in favour of our candidate, and would increase the number of such vehicles shortly,” said a functionary who is looking after the publicity aspect of the JMM’s candidate.