Political leaders turn barber, Chaiwala to attract voters in Telangana

Political leaders turn barber, Chaiwala to attract voters in Telangana

Hyderabad, Nov 7: As Telangana Assembly elections are coming closer, leaders from the ruling TRS and BJP are indulging all sorts of tricks to attract voters in poll-bound Telangana.

After the activities of TRS leaders to impress voters have gone viral on social media earlier, a BJP candidate from Armoor assembly constituency, Vinay Reddy turned into Chaiwala and served tea to the voters as part of the election campaign on Tuesday.

To seek votes from his party in the December 7 elections, Reddy was found preparing tea at a hotel in Armoor in Nizamabad district.

On the other hand, District Congress Committee President Budida Bikshamaiah Goud sold tea in Yadari district to grab the attention of the voters.

While the opposition party candidates are yet to get into the campaign mode due to the delay in seat-sharing arrangement among the partners of the grand alliance, leaders of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi have gone far ahead in their canvassing ploys.

The speaker of the dissolved assembly S Madhusudhana Chary, who is canvassing for himself in Bhupalpalli constituency, gatecrashed into a barber’s shop recently and took to shaving a customer’s beard, much to the latter’s surprise.

He also played with scissors on the head of another customer. The next act was feeding an old man eating his lunch outside his hut.

TRS candidate for Armoor in Nizamabad district Jeevan Reddy also recently tried to emulate Chary by lending a helping hand to carry the dead body of a person, but his gesture received more flak than appreciation. The picture of Reddy in a smiling pose, while carrying the body, went viral on social media.

In Yellandu constituency of Khammam district, another TRS candidate Koram Kanakaiah , was found picked up the mug and bathed the gentleman, even as other party workers applauded his gesture.

TRS candidate from Station Ghanpur constituency T Rajaiah played the role of a vegetable vendor while canvassing for votes and Mahbubnagar candidate Srinivas Goud tried his hands at sewing in a tailor’s shop.

The 119-member Telangana assembly will vote on December 7 and counting of votes will take place on December 11. (UNI)