The AAP cap is a definite hit and they are distributing it to the enthusiastic crowd (and to excited children) like this father and son outside Vashi railway station and everywhere. Very few refuse to take the cap from the party workers. Will that translate to votes? I think it’s unlikely but no one can guess the mind of the Indian voter. However, They seem to be accepted across all types of people but mostly out of curiosity and the candidate seemed approachable here in Thane constituency. Curiosity - could we just cut to the counting date and watch Pranoy Roy and May the results flow in slowly this year so that
The new amplifiers of this election: the mobile phone, mobile devices, and social media. Here are volunteers at an election rally clicking away.
Something that they do at every stop. Meanwhile, the loudspeakers on the tempo behind them provide the beats for the campaign.
For @scroll_in : In #Maharashtra ‘s #Mumbai South central constituency, Ambedkar Jayanti or birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar (b 1891) allows all political parties to do some electioneering in the guise of celebrations. The Shiv Sena - RPI(A) - BJP - Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana combine is using the coinage - Samyukta Jayanti or United anniversary At the celebration pandals in RPI (A) strongholds in Govandi. The flags and the busts of the their party icons who all Have birth anniversaries around this time of the year complete the message about what the United celebration is all about. #election2014 #mumbai #loksabha
Lucky day! I was invited by @scroll_in to contribute to their collective documenting #election2014 in my part of the country. Today a local group called Navi Mumbai Tamil Churches were carrying out a rally singing and praying for peace and elections around Vashi in #navimumbai which is part of the #thane constituency in #maharashtra. Not all rallies during poll fever are by political parties it seems. (at Vashi Bus Depot)
Highly recommended. The @scroll_in Instagram images of Indian elections 2014. This is @riteshuttamchandani from Mumbai. They also have @harshavadlamani from Telengana / AP, @vivekm Vivek Muthuramalingam from Karnataka and TN and the best photojournalists from each of india sending images to you.