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Now, pigeons campaign for RJD, JD(U) in Bihar

JD (U) cultural cell president Masumi and state RJD secretary Baban Yadav are using pigeons to mobilising votes for their leaders.

india Updated: Oct 10, 2005 17:23 IST

Seeking to get a flying start in the coming Bihar assembly polls, rivals JD (U) and RJD are using pigeons, the famed messengers of yore, to supplement the efforts of their leaders in mobilising votes.

JD (U) cultural cell president Masumi, whose trained parrot once used to sing paeans to RJD chief Lalu Prasad and who recently switched sides to the JD (U), released nearly a dozen pigeons on Sunday evening with party symbol "arrow" hanging around their necks.

Masumi said that the trained pigeons would return here after delivering the "message" in favour of JD (U).

Before releasing the pigeons in front of JD (U) campaign committee president Narendra Singh, Masumi, proprietor of a reputed orchestra group named after him, "Masumi group", sang, "Kabutar ja-ja-ja. Pehle pyar ki pehli chitthi Nitish ke party ke paksh me de aa-aa-aa".

Narendra Singh said on the occasion that the pigeons were released with a view to spreading the message of love and peace, for which his party stood.

While joining JD (U) at a party function here recently, Masumi's trained parrot sat on the wrist of Nitish Kumar and uttered "Nitish zindabad".

Not to lag behind its arch-rival, RJD also flew a large number of pigeons with lantern (party symbol) hanging around their necks on Sunday to campaign in the party favour.

State RJD secretary Baban Yadav had organised the show.

First Published: Oct 10, 2005 17:23 IST