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Bengal’s Election Safari: Tiger To Turtle, How Animals Are Encouraging People To Cast Votes In LS Polls [Video]

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To entice voters to the polling booths, the District Election Sections throughout the state employ a variety of mascots, the majority of which are animals. For this purpose, the district of Alipurduar came up with ‘Gendu’, which is modeled after the Dooars’ rhinoceros. In the Coochbehar district, ‘Mohanbao’, a turtle, guides people to the polling booths.

The people in South 24 Parganas district, which is home to the Sunderbans, are being urged by Bengal tiger ‘Baghu’ to not miss out on the opportunity to take part in the democratic process.

In the Darjeeling hills, a red panda is doing the job.

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“Bengal’s rich cultural diversity is highlighted through our campaign, aiming to motivate voters to participate in the electoral process,” an election official said.

“Instead of formal language, we are trying to reach out …

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