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Election campaigners seek to impress voters despite a spell of rain

For a mandate: A candidate braving the rain to woo voters at Mel-Kundah in the Nilgiris on Saturday. - Photo: Special Arrangement
For a mandate: A candidate braving the rain to woo voters at Mel-Kundah in the Nilgiris on Saturday. - Photo: Special Arrangement

Rain or shine, the show must go on. Adopting this tenet, on account of the paucity of time, the ‘players' in the forthcoming elections along with their supporters are braving the inclement weather and the hostile terrain to make an impression on the electorate.

After a dry spell, many parts of the Nilgiris received good showers on Saturday.

Though the rain was beneficial to the farming community and helped render the surroundings verdant apart from improving the storage position in various reservoirs, it played spoil sport as far as electioneering was concerned.

While some of the parties and their candidates who had been given a chance by the people on earlier occasions are going all out to persuade the people to give them another chance, the first time contestants are trying their best to drive home the message, “Give change a chance.”

In an attempt to win the voters, the main contenders in the three Assembly constituencies - Udhagamandalam, Gudalur(SC) and Coonoor are waging a grim battle.

The campaigning which has been low key so far on account of the restrictions imposed by the Election Commission of India is expected to gain momentum over the next few days.

With the former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa scheduled to campaign here on April 6, work on putting in place an elaborate security plan has already commenced.


  • Rain has benefited farming community
  • Storage position in reservoirs improves

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