Bangalore, Apr 16: Come election, the whole atmosphere changes to a new high. A unique shop called 'Election Special' in Rajajinagar, a middle class extension in Bangalore, is attracting politicians from all parties.
Off course, they come here to buy readymade gears for their parties, which is available readily. Caps, flags, badges, buntings, shirts, shawls, saris, dhotis, and all election related material are available in the 'Election Special'. Two brothers Ananth and Gurunath are manufacturing these materials for all for over 15 years. "We started this business 15 years back on a small scale business. Now, it's on large scale. Earlier, there were only flags. Now, we have badges, stickers, papers, sarees and t-shirts," said Gurunath. He added, "Earlier, there were no multi-products which were attractive. Parties ask for different kind of materials. For the last 15years, we have been manufacturing these products during election time."
The gears of the BJP, the Congress, the JD-S, the BSP and other political parties are available and people across the state come here to shop. Even, independent candidates come here for their specific needs.
"We are offering the campaign material at a reasonable rate. Our rates range from 2000 to 3000 in smaller constituencies and 7000 to 8000 in larger constituencies," he said. By K G VasukiANI)