Darbhanga: As Bihar goes to polls in a few days for the upcoming assembly elections, candidates are coming up with creative ways to attract the attention of public. In one such development, an an independent candidate from Bahadurpur constituency, that comes under Darbangha district, arrived on a buffalo to file his nomination on Monday. Also Read - Bihar's New Education Minister Struggles to Recite National Anthem, Trolled on Twitter | Watch
The candidate named Nachari Mandal, was photographed riding the animal before he got down to file his nomination, pictures of which have gone viral on social media. Also Read - After Ashok Gehlot, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Slams Kapil Sibal For His 'Introspect' Comment
Explaining his decision, Mandal said he does not have a four-wheeler so he decided to ride a buffalo to reach Darbhanga to file his nomination. Also Read - Not an Effective Alternative Anymore: Kapil Sibal After Congress' Decimation in Bihar Assembly Elections
“I come from the poor and weaker section of society. I am a son of a farm labourer and since I don’t have a four-wheeler so I decided to come on a buffalo. Buffaloes, cows and oxen are the treasures of a farmer,” Mandal said.
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He said that if he gets elected, he will work for the benefit of farmers and try to provide government benefits to the weaker sections.
“Due to the lack of development done by previous legislators, there is anger among the public. “I am sure the public will give their blessings to me and I will do my best to live up to the promise and raise the voice of Bahadurpur in the Bihar Assembly” he added.
Bihar assembly elections will be held in three phases: October 28, November 3, and 7 and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.