Amit Shah springs a surprise to Imphal locals

A locality in Manipur capital Imphal had a surprise visitor on Wednesday morning when locals found BJP president Amit Shah standing at their doorsteps.

Published: 01st March 2017 07:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st March 2017 08:21 PM   |  A+A-

BJP chief Amit Shah (File|PTI)

Express News Service

IMPHAL: A locality in Manipur capital Imphal had a surprise visitor on Wednesday morning when locals found BJP president Amit Shah standing at their doorsteps.
 
“Please vote for BJP,” he told them as he distributed pamphlets of his party. Shah walked up to a dozen houses in Chingmeirong Mamang Leikei (locality)  accompanied by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, BJP Manipur unit president Bhabananda Singh and hordes of party workers and supporters.
 
By visiting the houses to seek votes, Shah seems to have struck the right chord as electioneering in Manipur has always been a low-key affair. Door-to-door campaigns are a tradition in the State and political parties prefer the traditional way of campaign to rallies, unless they are addressed by star campaigners.
 
“This is a unique way to reach out to people. The fact that our national president participated in the door to door campaign will boost the morale of our party workers,” Javadekar told reporters.
 
“From now on, they will visit as many houses as possible,” he added. The locality falls under Wangkhei constituency. The fight here is expected between BJP’s Y Erabot Singh and Congress’s Okram Henry Singh. While Erabot is a former Congress minister, Henry is chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh’s nephew. The Trinamool Congress is also contesting here.

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