Kolkata: Election campaigning is in full swing in West Bengal as the date for polls nears. Candidates from political parties are using all possible modes of transport – from bullock carts and boats to raths (chariots) and helicopters to reach out to their people.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee started campaigning on a wheelchair with her leg in a cast after she was injured at Nandigram in East Midnapore on March 10.
While Banerjee had once commuted to her office on an electric scooter to protest against the hike in fuel prices before the elections were announced on February 26, TMC candidate from Kasba in South 24 Parganas, Javed Khan, hired a bullock cart last week for his campaign to protest against the hike in fuel prices.
The BJP’s president in West Bengal Dilip Ghosh launched an “Election Special Car” on Thursday. The vehicle, which will be used for campaign trails, is similar to a hi-fi caravan with toilets, a retiring chamber and is fitted with LED screens for video conferring.