Rickshaw, a new vehicle for poll campaigning in Jaipur

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Jaipur, May 2 (ANI): The politicians are adopting new ways and means to woo the voters and ensure their victory in the ongoing general elections. The latest campaign tool is the cycle rickshaw.

Ghanshyam Tiwari, candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Jaipur parliamentary constituency in Rajasthan along with his supporters, is using rickshaw for his poll campaign, instead of motor vehicles, to reach out to the people and project a pro-poor image amongst the people.

Rickshaw is also being used to send a message to the people about the escalating costs of fuel during the Congress-led UPA regime, which has led to rising cost of all basic commodities.

"There is no expenditure on petrol or diesel because the cost of petrol and diesel during the UPA regime has sky rocketed. So, in order to cut costs on using petrol and diesel and give employment to the rickshaw pullers, we have prepared 32 rickshaw and four rickshaws would be sent to all eight Vidhan Sabha constituencies," said Kalicharan Sarraf, member of Legislative Assembly and a BJP leader.

The elated rickshaw pullers have welcomed the use of rickshaw for campaigning as it means a permanent source of income till the campaigning's going on in full swing. They say that they are being paid rupees 280 per day.

"We will get work. We will be able to look after our children and run our house hold," said Shakur Khan, a rickshaw puller. By Lokendra Singh (ANI)

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