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Chopper after chopper hovering over sky

Written by: Staff
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Jorhat, Mar 26: Choppers have crowded Asom sky and even after yesterday's forcelanding of a helicopter carrying Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Brindabon Goswami, it has remained the most favourite mode of communication for all.

The AGP has forked out Rs 46 lakh for the single helicopter that the party has been using for campaign. The Congress and the BJP have brought in two with almost identical amount.

" Because of lack of time and geographical distance as well as bad roads, we have been forced to hire helicopter, " said AGP general secretary Brindabon Goswami admitting that despite yesterday's scare when it had to forceland at Lakhimpur, the chopper remains an absolute must for all the political leaders.

The Congress has kept the chopper for the high and mighty.

As far as the state Congress is concerned only Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Party President Bhubaneshwar Kalita are allowed to fly, while VVIPs from the Centre will be using the choppers to fan out to the voters.

Besides Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, host of the party big wigs are crowding Asom in the next fortnight.

The BJP, a master of travel plan and systematic campaign, has already started using their choppers unleashing one after another national leaders. Already Mr Venkiah Naidu and Ms Sushma Swaraj had visited the constituency but the power of chopper would be fully utilised during the dying days when the canvassing is supposed to hit the peak.

UNI

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