Several ‘promise merchants’ are selling dreams of a transformed locality with uninterrupted water and electricity supply while quite a few others made women security, displacement and law and order situation improvement their main election agenda. Since the issue of corruption grabbed the eyes of nation in recent time, candidates are leaving no stone unturned to cash in on the issue.
Arshad Ayub, an independent candidate for Ranchi LS seat, said, “Women security is at stake in the state capital. Administration has turned its eye on the issue. My agenda is to make Ranchi safer for women.”
However, Bahujan Mukti Party (a registered party) candidate Ranjit Mahto in his promise list has kept ‘corruption free Ranchi’ on the top. “Corruption and exploitation of underprivileged are the major issues in the society. If I became the Ranchi MP, my priority will be to fight against them,” he said.
Interestingly, independents and candidates from other registered parties know the fact that their chances of winning are bleak due to presence of several political bigwigs like Subodh Kant Sahai (Congress), Ramtahal Chaudhary (BJP), Sudhesh Mahato (AJSU) and Bandhu Tirkey (TMC). Despite this, they are hopeful that their people-centric issues would help them win.