With the Assembly Election in Assam is just three weeks away, the BJP has hired five helicopters for the party leaders’ campaign trail during the three-phase elections.

The saffron party aiming to win 100 plus seats in Assam has outscored the Congress and other parties in terms of choppers for the election campaign.

BJP’s alliance partner AGP has hired two choppers, one each for party president Atul Bora and executive president Keshab Mahanta.

Party sources said the Congress has already hired two helicopters and might hire more flying machines for electioneering as per the need in the coming days.

State Congress president Ripun Bora and AICC leaders will use one helicopter in the campaign while other leaders will use the second one.

Perfume baron Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF, a partner of the Mahajot or Grand alliance and newly floated Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP) each has hired one helicopter.

Most of these choppers have been hired from private companies based in Delhi.

Similarly, the state-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters has also reportedly received a staggering number of bookings.

The per-hour cost of a helicopter is said to be around Rs 70 thousand to 1.70 lakh.

This means that parties are ready to spend crores for reaching out to the voters.


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