BJP gears up with street dramas, LED vans for Bengal polls

Kolkata, March 6: The classic concept of 'nukkad nataks' (street threatre) in tandem with modern LED vans roving across 294 constituencies in West Bengal will be a key feature in the state BJP's mass campaigning initiatives for the 2016 Assembly polls in beginning April 4.

With themes taking a dig at the ruling Trinamool Congress and espousing the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) bid for "bringing back Bengal", the roster of street dramas will be rolled out in a week.

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"Apart from the usual, we will have nukkad nataks accompanied with huge LED display vans. Our plan is at least 70 vans to cover 294 constituencies. The constituencies in each of the seven phases of polls will have two or three LED vans moving along," BJP leader Jay Prakash Majumdar told IANS.

"Nukkad nataks will be organised by several groups. In each constituency, at least one group (performing the street theatre) will be moving around for two days. Each show, on several issues, will be of 20 minutes, laced with humour, emotion and songs," he said.

Majumdar said one of the themes is "banglae e ei baar BJP sorkar (BJP rule in Bengal this time)".

"The other is '34 has become 39' as in Trinamool regime since 2011 is the continuation of the (34 years of) misrule of CPI-M and we are saying 'parivartan na patan' (change, deterioration). They will end on a positive note for bringing back Bengal," he said.

Catchphrases such as "Din Bodle Din BJP ke songe nin (Change the day, take BJP along)" will be prefixed with words such as "dhorshon (rape), durniti (corruption)" etc. to target some of the major issues that the Trinamool has been dealing with.

"If it's on corruption, then we will say 'durnitir din bodle din (change the days of corruption)' and so on and so forth," Majumdar added.


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