Indian Buffalo Campaign: Hype or Real Concern?
Posted on February 19, 2012
Congressional Party candidate Ghamalu Chaudhary has demonstrated his support for his poor constituents by riding a buffalo instead of a costly vehicle through the villages of Uttar Pradesh, whose residents will be voting in seven phases beginning February 8, continuing until March 3.
“I am campaigning while sitting on a buffalo. The prices of petrol and diesel are at its peak. The big politicians from the big parties are campaigning while sitting in luxury cars, but I am working alongside the poor people and I have seen their poverty,” said Prajatantrik Congressional Party candidate Chaudhary.
There are those who view his actions as totally political in nature, and others who believe that this congressional representative is really in tune with the wants and needs of the people, who hopefully will elect him.
Five Indian states are conducting the assembly polls, which represent an opportunity for the nation’s major political parties to strengthen their positions before the general elections, which are slated for 2014.
Time will tell for the buffalo rider, and probably for the buffalo as well…