In Pics: Lord Ram campaigns for votes on a hot day

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Bangalore, April 19: Lord Ram is now in election mode! Ram Navami today has come handy for political parties in blending the festival with campaign.

In Bangalore today, there are more pandals and corner tables giving out cool lemon or mango drink and prasad, than anytime in the last few years.

The reason is nothing to do with saffron party (BJP) government. It is also not because people have turned to the god in the difficult times or that summer is really hot. It is all because of elections and votes.

There are no posters or banners but politics is being whispered in the name of Lord Ram. The public at the cool drink pandal know who is the person behind the prasad and if one is ignorant, they are told.

The political workers on door to door campaign were directing people to the pandals or corner tables since early morning on Friday, and with good results.

The poll Ramayan has begun and the Mahabharat war is slated next month.

Devotees take holy dip in River Saryu in Ayodhya on the occasion of Ram Navmi on Friday.

Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, and Vijay Kumar Chopra, Editor-in- Chief of Hind Samachar Group, with other devotees offering prayer on the occasion of Ram Navmi at Hind Samachar Ground in Jalandhar on Friday.

Radha Sankaranarayanan, wife of Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan, visits Ram Mandir, Wadala during the Ramnavmi celebrations in Mumbai on Friday.

Devotees take part in a procession on the occasion of Ramnavmi in Hyderabad on Friday.

Kashmiri Pandits take out a rally on the occasion of Ramnavmi in Srinagar on Friday.

Kashmiri Pandits perform worship at Ram Temple at Barbarshah on the occasion of Ramnavmi in Srinagar on Friday.

Radha Sankaranarayanan, wife of Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan, visits Ram Mandir, Wadala during the Ramnavmi celebrations in Mumbai on Friday.

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