Vishu influences campaigns; Candidates seek votes along with Vishu greetings
Malappuram: With the election fever keeping pace with the summer heat, Vishu season has arrived giving a new campaign idea for the candidates. Amid the race to meet maximum number of voters, the candidates never forget to convey Vishu greetings to people. In many places, the candidates are welcomed with bunches of golden shower flower (Kanikkonna).
Since the intense heat affects campaign schedules, programmes conclude by noon. With this, the candidates struggle to meet and wish every voter. So, the responsibility to convey their greetings has been bestowed upon the social media team.
The greetings have begun to appear in the social media accounts of the candidates and pages of party workers. Since the audience of the greetings are limited to those who are tagged in the post and those who follow the page, WhatsApp groups are mostly used for sending wishes.
The major candidates have WhatsApp groups from booth levels. The social media team are planning to use the connections through WhatsApp to circulate the greetings. A long list of greeting cards in the name of poll candidates can be expected in social media in the coming days.
UDF candidates E. T. Muhammed Basheer and P. K. Kunhalikutty, LDF candidates V. P. Sanu and P. V. Anvar and NDA candidates V. Unnikrishnan and V. T. Rama have already come up with the Vishu greeting posts in their name.