Lok Sabha polls: Parties in Jharkhand chalk out campaign strategies

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BJP to press into services of several LED vans

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Jamshedpur, March 25 : With election dates inching closer, political parties have started bracing for campaign war. Ranchi goes to poll on May 6 will witness a contest between Congress and BJP, Jamshedpur which is scheduled for polls on May 12 will have a direct contest between BJP and JMM. 

“Technology is going to play extraordinary role this time, though it is one of our many campaign tools. People in Chaibasa are tech-savvy and we need to address them accordingly,” said MurliTudu, a JMM activist from Seraikela.

A BJP spokesperson leader informed that most of the election campaigning materials will be arriving from our party head office in Delhi. However, some will also be printing flex banners and hoardings at our local level using the content and manifesto given by our party head office.

As hoardings and multi-colour posters of candidates will appear throughout the constituencies in the last stage of campaigning itself, a variety of state-of-the-art gadgets have been introduced in the next stage to attract the public.

“We will have campaigning on two fronts—traditional (hoardings) and digital (through LED vans and social media). This apart, we have got permission for two helicopters which will be arriving at the Birsa Munda Airport very soon,” said a BJP leader.

Significantly, notification for Ranchi Parliamentary seat will be issued on April 10 while that for Jamshedpur Parliamentary seat will be issued on April 16 and campaigning will begin in both the constituencies after this dates.

JMM which has got the Jamshedpur seat in the grand alliance seat sharing plans, officially announced yesterday, would also be going for massive use of social media along with traditional methods like hoardings and banners.

“ We were the first to host a chaupal session on Twitter. The response was overwhelming.

According to a campaign manager of a candidate, they would spring up several surprises in campaigning in the coming days.

Anil Modi, media in-charge, Kolhan, BJP said that the party is focusing on hi-tech means of campaigning.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will have to take a lead in terms of websites, SMS campaigns and aggressive advertising. As hoardings and multi-colour posters of candidates will appear throughout the constituencies in the last stage of campaigning itself, a variety of state-of-the-art gadgets will be introduced in the next stage to attract the public.

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