Kalam tipped as EC`s brand ambassador for Bihar polls

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam may be the Election Commission`s brand ambassador for Bihar assembly polls with the specific purpose to making the voters go to the polling booths.

Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 23:25 PM IST

Patna: Former President A P J Abdul Kalam
may be the Election Commission`s brand ambassador for Bihar
assembly polls with the specific purpose to making the voters
go to the polling booths.

Kalam`s name figured among the probable brand
ambassadors of the EC for the Bihar polls, Additional Chief
Electoral Officer (ACEO) Kumar Anshumali said.

Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi had yesterday
expressed concern over poor turn out in successive assembly
polls in Bihar and emphasized the need for appointment of a
popular brand amabassador to prevail upon the electorate to
exercise their franchise.

PTI