A low rumbling sound could be heard from afar, increasing as it approached...it was a roadroller, with an indpendent candidate seated behind the driver!! Wonder if he got any votes...
Walking along a busy main road in Dadar, my ears were assaulted by the thunderous sound of hundreds of bikes. Well, it wasn't Abhishek Bacchan & co shooting for Dhoom 3!! It was a never-ending procession of roaring bikes. The bikers were vociferous supporters of the MNS party, each pillion rider waving a large party flag. Adding to the din were the bike riders honking away.
Then there was the Shiv Sena party's rally, with most of the supporters either dressed from head to toe in saffron (the party's colour) or with a saffron-coloured scarf jauntily tied around the neck. The rally included traditional tutari players and a cacophony arose from the loud beating of large drums. Included in the mix of supporters for the Shiv Sena-BJP combine was an enthusiastic wheelchair-bound supporter.
Relatively quieter were the Congress-NCP party's supporters. They, too, like the other parties, had bikers and candidates atop open jeeps but the sound levels seemed to be limited to what came out of a loudspeaker.
All in all, it was good fun to watch the campaigns!