Trinamool Congress candidates in different parts of the state have taken up a unique way of campaigning by engaging music and tribal dance artists.
In a bid to make the election campaign more attractive, the artists were found playing drums and singing songs while marching ahead of a procession. The picture was same in the city and rural parts of the state.
Elections in 18 Assembly constituencies will take place on Monday. People from across the state will be eager to know the election results of the Maoist infested area. In such a situation, candidates from Assembly constituencies, where the polls are scheduled to take place in next phases, are busy reaching to people to assure a win.
The candidates are leaving no stone unturned to woo votes and Sunday is the busiest days in a week for the candidates of any political party and the workers. Candidates of all political parties are targeting Sundays to organise unique rallies as maximum people remain in their houses.
In a campaign rally of the heavy weight Trinamool Congress candidate Subrata Mukherjee from Ballygunge Assembly constituency, artists of tribal dance form Raibeshi were found performing. The dance artists continued performing on the roads through which the rally proceeded.
Some artists were playing drums and the Raibeshi dancers were performing at the beat of the drums. In a lighter mood, Mukherjee asked an artist to give him his drum and he played the drum for a few minutes. Hundreds of people gathered to watch the performance of the artists and at the same time they met with the Trinamool Congress candidate. Being confident of his win, Mukherjee said people will vote in their favour based on their performance in the past four and a half years.
Singer Indranil Sen, who is the Trinamool Congress candidate from Chandernagore Assembly constituency in Hooghly, was found singing songs to make people aware about the development work undertaken by the government in the past four and a half years.
Drum players, who are called dhakis in Bengali, were called by many other candidates of Trinamool Congress. The dhakis were found marching ahead of the rallies and people came running out on roads as soon as they heard beats of the drums. Mala Ghosh, a resident of Hooghly, said: “This government had taken various steps to revive the condition of the folk artists. It’s initiative bought change in the cultural sector of the state. So the attempt to engage artists is a good step by the candidates and party workers.”