Diphu, April 14, 2019
True to the popular belief that the Lok Sabha election is a do-or-die battle for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against the Congress, the candidates have commenced their campaign in full gusto. The candidates are doing their best to draw the attention of the voters in various towns across the State. And what best way than music to woo the electorates.
The BJP roped in young dancers to woo voters in Autonomous Council Lok Sabha Constituency to vote for former militant and party candidate Horen Sing Bey.
In the video, which was aired by TIME8 on April 12th, 2019, shows nine sturdy bare-body male dancers dancing as they sang ‘Vote For Horen Sing Bey, Vote For BJP Bey’ in Diphu. The dancers, clad in jeans and sunglasses, also wrote ‘Vote for BJP’ in red on their chests and backs.
Donning the caps of the BJP, the dancers staged a well-synchronised act as the villagers cheered, whistled and clapped.
Check out the video:
Diphu will vote in the second phase to be held on April 18th, 2019. A total of five candidates are in fray Autonomous Council Lok Sabha Constituency – Holiram Terang (ASDC), Lien Khochon (NPP), Jones Engti Kathar (APHLC), Biren Sing Ingti (INC) and Bey.
Bey was the general secretary of the rebel outfit United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS). The militant outfit was dissolved in 2011.
He joined politics in 2012 as a Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC)-backed candidate in the Karbi Anglong autonomous council election. Bey was re-elected as the BJP candidate and became the council executive member.
Diphu Lok Sabha seat is the stronghold of the Congress since the beginning. Engti was elected for three times till 1990. Diphu constituency comprises of five Assembly seats — four in Karbi Anglong (Diphu, Baithalangsu, Bokajan, Hauraghat) and one in Dima Hasao (Haflong).