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Lalu's campaign, now a road show

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | September 13, 2005 12:26 IST

Rashtriya Janata Dalleader Lalu Prasad Yadav has formally launchedhis election campaign on Tuesday with a difference by choosing to travel by roadon his 'Garib Chetna Rath' to directly reach out to villagers.

Unlike in the past,Lalu, who is also the railway minister, has sidestepped from his trips on a helicopter.

Along with other party leaders and workers,Lalu kicked off his campaign at Bihta, near Patna on Tuesday morning, where he announced that he would use road transport to establish contact with the people. "I will go by road to the villages, where my real voters live," he said.

RJD spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari said Lalu has decided thisafter realising thatusing ahelicopter had alienated him from the voters, particularly the poor. "Lalu will now turn his campaigninto a road show," said Tiwari.

Tiwariadded that Lalu, the star campaigner of the RJD, will be onthe road for the next three days, during which he will cover nearly six districts.

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