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Captain canvasses in style!

Keeping ahead of routine campaigning, some leaders and their supporters were busy canvassing on the last day, but with ‘style’.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2012 14:43 IST
HT Correspondent

Keeping ahead of routine campaigning, some leaders and their supporters were busy canvassing on the last day, but with ‘style’.

Captain Mohan Lal Bangwal, independent candidate from Mussoorie constituency, was seen wearing civil dress decorated with medals. According to him, he is an ex-serviceman and his medals would connect with public. Talking to Hindustan Times, Bangwal said, “I am an ex-serviceman. The reason why I chose civil dress with all my medals attached is to make people realise that I was in the army and if they choose me, I will definitely strive for their development, like a true army man.”

Dressed in dark green blazer with 11 medals attached, coupled with cap, trouser and formal shoes, Bangwal opts to represent his true self in front of public. He says there are other ex-servicemen contesting assembly polls, but none would dare come out publicly in their uniform. While leaders opted to campaign in style, their supporters, too, chose various styles of campaigning. Some were making rounds of the state capital in cycle with party flags, others wore party caps and stoles.

Rakesh, a cyclist said: “Campaigning for my party on cycle is an environment friendly method. Don’t you think, it’s a different style? I don’t mind taking rounds of Dehradun on my cycle, it costs me nothing.”

Campaigning in style wasn’t only witnessed in Dehradun, but in several other constituencies as well. Supporters were seen wearing party caps and stoles in Kotdwar. Anil, a Congress supporter said: “Wearing caps is a different style of canvassing. It is an attraction for voters.”