STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Folks Seek Vote of Fair Elections

The District Administration here has found a way to educate rural voters, who could be bribed by politicians.

Published: 12th March 2014 07:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th March 2014 07:53 AM   |  A+A-

Folk-artistes

The District Administration here has found a way to educate rural voters, who could be bribed by politicians. While stressing people to vote for ‘good’ candidates, the administration has roped in folk artists to perform and drive home the point that they should not get lured by money.

The initiative started at the Subramania Swamy Temple in Thiruparankundram had covered nearly 10 places in the west taluk on Tuesday.

“Mere words may not be helpful. Hence, we decided to take help of folk artists which ensured a good crowd everywhere,” said V Muthuramalingam, tahsildar, west Madurai.

The play at the temple showed a hungry farmer coming home and his wife rushing out without giving him food. The farmer later came to know, she was rushing to get money distributed by a political party.

Traditional art forms such as Karakattam, Marakkalattam and folk songs were used by the artists. Street plays were performed at different places in the city.

“We asked them to write scripts, stressing the public to resist money from politicians. The challenge is also to drive voters to the polling booths,” said the tahsildar.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp