Berhampur, April 8 (Localwire): Political parties are hosting street-shows and traditional dance and music programs to draw crowd at their rallies in Berhampur and Ganjam districts, said a poll observer.
The cultural troupes hired by the candidates present folk songs and drum beats at political rallies to lure voters, since music is a powerful medium, said a poll observer.
While some BJD candidates have sought the services of conch-blowers, others have hosted programmes on dance forms like “Gahani” and “Ushakothi” etc. to attract voters.
“We are organising folk music programs as it is popular among the people,” said BJD secretary T. Gopi.
“Besides songs, we’re also organising street-plays. We have a dedicated group for street-plays and folk programmes,” said BJD district president Kanhu Charan Pati.
Similarly, the Congress is hosting cultural roadshows to attract voters. They’re also using catchy slogans to grab public attention.
CPI is also using folk music to attract voters in Aska constituency. During campaigning at Chhatrapur, ex-MLA N. Narayan Reddy played the “mrudunga” to impress people. “Mrudunga is a popular musical instrument in Odisha. People love it,” said Reddy.
Reddy was electioneering for party candidate from Chhatrapur Pradeep Kumar Sethi.