Staff members have taken leave from offices to campaign for political parties thereby disrupting office work.
Even as the entire nation is gripped under the election fever, political parties are using various strategies to lure voters. Supporters of big political parties like Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party have taken leave from their office to campaign for their party. As a result of this, work load of employees have increased in offices due to shortage of staff members.
Sources from Bharatiya Janata Party revealed that this time the party is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the victory of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Party workers from Mumbai had gone to various states to campaign for him. Many of them have taken leave from their offices by giving some excuses to support the party.
Sources from AAP on the condition of anonymity said, “We want Arvind Kejriwal should emerge victorious from Varanasi and Kumar Vishwas should win from Amethi. Party workers have gone to these places to support both these leaders who are immensely popular.”
Not to be left behind even Congress party activists from the city had gone to Amethi for supporting Rahul Gandhi to ensure that he wins the election by a high margin.
A Mumbai based private firm employee who went Varanasi for supporting Narendra Modi spoke to AV on the condition of anonymity and said, “I have availed a leave from my office to visit Varansi for supporting Narendra Modi on the pretext of attending a marriage function of my relative. I have received instructions from my party to visit Varanasi to campaigning. Like me there are many others who have taken leave from their office to support their candidates by giving various excuses.”
Amethi and Varansi are the prime constituencies from where heavyweights like BJP’s Narendra Modi and Smriti Irani, AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal and Kumar Vishwas and Congress’s Rahul Gandhi are contesting. Party supporters from the city had gone in large numbers to Varanasi and Amethi.
They are adopting various strategies to garner publicity for their candidates contesting election in these constituencies. BJP supporters from the city start discussing about Narendra Modi at coffee shops, restaurants and tea stalls in Varanasi. They also praise about the developmental work undertaken by him in Gujarat and how he can take the nation forward after becoming the next prime minister of India. Thus people become aware about Modi. They are following the same tactics in villages and campaigning for the party.
A manager employed with a private firm spoke to AV without disclosing her identity and said, “The work load of employees have increased as many staff members have gone to Varanasi to campaign for their party. The productivity of staff members has gone down on account of this.”