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Choppers drawing people to poll rallies in remote Assam

Last Updated: Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 18:47

Guwahati: It is not the leaders but their
choppers that are drawing people to election rallies in remote
areas in Assam, which is going to second of the two-phase
Assembly polls on April 11.

A large number of people in remote areas of Khumtai,
Juria and Mazbat are seen jostling with one another around the
make-shift helipads to catch a glimpse of the flying machine.

"We had gone to Sonia Gandhi`s rally but the more
attractive thing was the helicopter landing with huge sound
and wind," said Khagen Munda, a resident of Khumtai where the
Congress president had gone for an election rally.

For 18-year-old Hassan Ali, a resident of a remote
village in Nagaon, it is only the choppers that draws him to
election rallies.

"Political party leaders are the same and there is
nothing new to hear from them," Ali, who will vote for the
first time.

Sunila Brahma, a resident of Mazbat, said, "The leaders
come in style in colourful choppers and people, particularly
the youths, are drawn to the meetings for those flying


First Published: Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 18:47
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