Babies may not be eligible to vote but that has not stopped the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), which has been providing "personal hygiene" services to people across constituencies, from including them in their poll campaign. After all, if adults can receive baths and haircuts from MLA hopefuls, why should babies be left behind? In this spirit of inclusivity(!!!), a TRS man was recently seen getting down to his knees and washing a baby's bum while campaigning for his party. While the TRS man is yet to be identified, he can be seen enthusiastically washing the child's backside in the video that has been doing the rounds on social media. The man is all smiles for the cameras, as are the party workers surrounding him and beaming at his "social service".
Even amid the child’s cries, the TRS leaders are seen posing for the camera and shouting slogans such as 'Jai Telangana' and 'vote for car symbol'. The mother is seen holding the baby while the TRS man attempts to give it a bath.
Watch the video below.
Such antics are far from new for leaders from the ruling party, which hopes to storm back to power, as just last month, a series of pictures went viral on social media, which showed a few TRS MLA candidates taking the election campaigning to new levels.
While some politicians were seen giving people haircuts and baths, others tried their hands at making crispy savouries.
Several photos of Speaker of the Assembly, Madhusudhana Chary, again contesting from Bhupalpally constituency, touching the feet of voters, feeding them and even giving them a neat shave also did the rounds on social media at the time.
Politicians have been on the campaign trail since Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao dissolved the Legislative Assembly on September 6. The Election Commission has said that the state will go to the polls on December 7 and counting of votes will take place on December 11.
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