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Campaign wheels roll out
- BJP, JVM launch special vehicles with messages to reach out to voters far and near, JMM to follow suit

In a bid to reach out to voters in both rural and urban areas of Jamshedpur constituency ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the BJP and the JVM rolled out specially mounted campaign vehicles on Wednesday.

The swanky BJP NaMo Rath, which started its drive from the party’s New Baradwari office, with lotus cut-outs, had pictures of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi as well as its Jamshedpur MP nominee Bidyut Baran Mahto.

Slogans like Jan jan ka yahi pukaar, issbaar Modi sarkar (Everyone wants to see the Modi government coming to power this time) and Congress mukt, bhrastachar mukt Bharat nirman hetu BJP ko vote do.” (Congress-free, corruption-free, vote for the BJP for building India) were printed on flex signboards to strike a chord with the masses.

Equipped with loudspeakers, the vehicle also blared out slogans in favour of the party’s Jamshedpur candidate — Bidyut to Kamal Chhap Par Button Dabakar Vijay Banaye.

BJP’s district spokesperson Anil Modi said 10 NaMo Raths would visit various Assembly constituencies under Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat.

These apart, four-wheelers sporting party posters would penetrate remote areas over the next couple of days, he added.

“We will try to reach each of the six Assembly constituencies. Apart from highlighting the BJP’s achievements, the mobile campaign would be aimed at wooing voters through catchy songs and slogans,” Modi told The Telegraph.

On the other hand, JVM, represented by sitting MP Ajoy Kumar, launched a vehicle featuring a huge poster of the former East Singhbhum SP, also dubbed as supercop.

“The vehicle will visit urban areas and campaign for our candidate,” said C.H. Rammurthy, spokesperson and media-cell in-charge of the party.

He added the party would roll out around 35 vehicles, including vans and jeeps. The vehicles will boast poster with catchy slogans like Pradushan ho dur, haryali ho bharpur, aisa ho hamara Jamshedpur. (We want our Jamshedpur to be green and pollution-free).

Not to be left behind, the JMM is also set to launch a mobile campaign to garner support for its candidate Niroop Mahanty. “Vehicles carrying posters of our candidate and slogans will hit the streets in a day or two,” said a party leader.

Lok Sabha polls in Jamshedpur seat will be held on April 17, while last day for campaigning is April 15.

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