BJP plans to rope in magicians during Madhya Pradesh election campaign in bid to cast 'spell' on voters

Bhopal: Seeking a fourth straight term in Madhya Pradesh, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) intends to cast a 'magic spell' on voters during the upcoming state Assembly polls.

The party will be roping in magicians to highlight the work done by it in the last 15 years and compare it with that of the previous Congress government, Madhya Pradesh BJP spokesman Rajnish Agrawal told PTI.

File image of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. PTI

File image of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. PTI

"We have plans to hire magicians for campaigning and publicity," he said, adding that magic shows would be organised at market places to reach out to voters, especially in rural and semi-urban areas. The number of magicians to be utilised for this is yet to be decided. However, the BJP hopes to start the magic shows soon and budget allocation for these activities is also being worked out, Agrawal said.

"With this art, we are going to tell people about what the BJP government has done for people, especially the weaker sections of society in Madhya Pradesh in the last 15 years," the spokesman said.

The magic shows would also highlight the "poor condition" of roads, electricity supply and basic amenities during the 10-year Congress government headed by Digvijay Singh between 1993 and 2003 in the state, he said.

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls will be held on 28 November and counting of votes will take place on 11 December.


Updated Date: Oct 26, 2018 17:47 PM

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