High tea,langars for Ludhiana voters

In ward 59,supporters and relatives of Congress candidate Satwinder Singh Jawaddi carry around a register to note down complaints of residents.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: June 2, 2012 3:55 am

In ward 59,supporters and relatives of Congress candidate Satwinder Singh Jawaddi carry around a register to note down complaints of residents. They promise complainants that their problems will be redressed once Jawaddi is voted into power.

In Satpal Mittal park – located in Sarabha Nagar – supporters of SAD candidate Bhupinder Singh Bhinda will organise a langar for morning walkers on Saturday morning.

In ward 61,Congress candidate Gurmeet Kaur and SAD candidate Rakhwinder Singh Gabria will be offering lunch and snacks during public meetings.

These are few of the examples of the type of campaigning being carried out by candidates for the 75 wards of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation – which will be going to the polls on June 10. Expenditure limit is apparently not a thing to bother about.

“In Vidhan Sabha elections every cup of tea was being counted. But it seems that there is no one to check expenditure for the MC polls. In almost every public meeting,high tea is being served and langars are common,” said Rakesh Bansal,an industrialist.

Loudspeakers are present in every public meeting. Langars are served in the house of candidates at night when their workers come back after a day’s campaign. The ones making langar are also raking in profit,“I never earned this much in Vidhan sabha elections. No one called me to make rotis and now I am going almost every day,” said Gurmeet Kaur,a resident of Ambedkar Nagar.

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