Bike rallies seem to be among the hot favourites in Tamil Nadu’s election arena.

news Friday, May 06, 2016 - 17:11

When it comes to wooing the electorate, political parties and its leaders make sure to follow all popular campaigning trends. And this time, bike rallies seem to be among the hot favourites in Tamil Nadu’s election arena.  

On May 1, BJP in the state organised a massive bike rally in which hundreds of BJP supporters rode bikes from SPR Kalyana Mandapam to the Harbor constituency. The event, presided over by BJP National General Secretary Muralidhar Rao, was organised to seek votes for party candidate Krishnakumar Nathani.

BJP-Tamil Nadu/Facebook


Earlier this month, another such rally was organised in support of BJP candidate RMR Janakiraman in Madhavaram.  

BJP-Tamil Nadu/Facebook


DMK candidate from RK Nagar and DMK’s women wing propaganda secretary Advocate Simla Muthuchozhan has been travelling around in different scooters to campaign. With just few days left for polls, Simla, who is contesting against AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, has now intensified her election campaigning.

Shimla Muthuchozhan/Facebook


And it is not just political parties that are using bike rallies to garner support. In nearby Puducherry, which is also going to polls, over 40 Royal Enfield enthusiasts rallied on Tuesday; they were however not campaigning for any particular leader or party.

Their rally was aimed at increasing the voter turnout in Puducherry elections due to be held on May 16. Apart from 100 per cent polling, the group also focused on spreading the idea of ethical voting.

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Interestingly, in March this year, the Election Commission had banned bike rallies in Bengal ahead of the Assembly polls in the TMC-led state. 


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