Candidates contesting from the posh areas in Kolkata to the rural parts of the state have utilised the Sunday to reach the mass in seeking votes to assure victory in the forthcoming Assembly elections.
When the heavyweight candidates were busy campaigning in their respective areas on jeeps many were found choosing the door-to-door campaign as the best way to build way contacts with people.
Trinamool Congress candidates are much ahead in campaigning as the Opposition parties are yet to field candidates in most of the seats.
Trinamool Congress candidates in the city, Firhad Hakim, who is contesting from Kolkata Port area, went door-to-door to meet the people in the area. Requesting the people to cast votes in his favour, Hakim said: “Taking steps for literacy for all in the area would top the list of work that he will take up if again voted to power.” The State Agriculture minister and the party’s candidate from Rajarhat-Gopalpur Assembly constituency Purnendu Bose also went door-to-door and urged the voters to exercise their power in his favour.
Sujit Bose, who is contesting from Bidhannagar, held rallies in his area and assured people of working for more development of his area.
The candidates of the party from Howrah North Assembly constituency cricketer Lakshmi Ratan Shukla and Soham Chakraborty the candidate from Barjora Assembly seat in Bankura went out for campaigning riding pillion on motorbikes of party supporters in their respective area.
Chandrima Bhattacharya was found giving finishing touch to wall graffiti with her name in Dum Dum Uttar Assembly seat. Baichung Bhutia Trinamul Congress from Siliguri joined some football players and started playing with them in midst of his poll campaign.
Later in the evening Narendra Singh Dhoni, brother of captain of Indian cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni, joined Bhutia and he assured to campaign for the national footballer.