- Leaders start campaigning in helicopter after getting green signal from Election Commission in Bihar
- BJP has hired 6 helicopters for Bihar elections
- A helicopter fare ranges from 80 thousand to 3 lakh rupees.
- On 14 October, CM Nitish Kumar will also start campaigning by helicopter
After getting the green signal for the rallies from the Election Commission, the thunder of the helicopter is now heard in the sky. A number of leaders have flown by helicopter for election meetings in Bihar on Monday. However, like the rest of the elections, this time more helicopters will not fly in the sky due to Corona virus. But the Election Commission has given permission for smaller rallies and ceremonies. After that some political parties have started hiring helicopters.
Now political parties have started giving momentum to electoral activities. Political parties have begun negotiations to hire helicopters with companies for their star campaigners. Because by helicopter, politicians cover more and more constituencies. It is easy to reach the rural areas especially.
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BJP has taken 6 helicopters
Talking to our associate newspaper Times of India, Patna incharge of Aura Aviation Devendra Kumar said that BJP has taken 6 helicopters. At the same time, RJD and Congress have taken 1-1 helicopters. BJP’s 3 helicopters flew for Jamui, Jhanjharpur and Bettiah on Monday. Double engine helicopters with deputies CM Sushil Modi, Samrat Chaudhary and Shailendra Prasad flew from MD 900 to Jhanjharpur at 11 am on Monday.
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According to Patna airport officials, BJP state president Sanjay Jaiswal, Radha Mohan Singh, former MP Janak Ram and Yuvraj Singh flew from Betty to Betia from Augusta-109 chopper. At the same time, Bihar BJP in-charge Bhupendra Yadav flew with his colleagues from Augusta-109 to Jamui.
In-charge Devendra Kumar of Aura Aviation also said that people from other parties will also book helicopters for the election campaign in the next few days. VIP and Jaap have also approached for booking helicopters.
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Charge from 80 thousand to 3 lakh
Chopper is being used by parties for Starr Campner, who comes from outside the state to campaign. Companies are charging 80,000 to 3 lakh rupees per hour for a chopper. It depends on the size and seating capacity of the chopper. At the same time, if the helicopter is stopped somewhere at night, then Rs 10-15 thousand is charged for it every night. All choppers are parked in the state hangar.
RJD spokesperson Mrityunjay Tiwari said that the party has approached an Augusta-109 election campaign. If needed, we will hire one more.
JDU executive chairman Ashok Chaudhary said that one has hired Augusta-109. CM Nitish Kumar will start the election campaign from 14 October. He will go to Banka and Jamui. In the first phase, CM will hold an election rally in four assembly constituencies. Also in the evening, CM will address a virtual rally every day.
LJP spokesperson Ashraf Ansari said that our party has also taken helicopter. The party has not taken any decision yet to take another chopper. Ham’s spokesman Danish Rizwan said that the party has hired Star Star Campaigner on Augusta-109. It also includes party president Jitan Ram Manjhi. Through this, efforts will be made to cover more and more assembly constituencies.
How much fare for which helicopter
|MODEL||Rate (Per Hour)|
|Augusta||RS. 1.2-1.5 Lakh|
|Augusta||RS. 3 Lakh|
|Bell 407||RS. 1 Lakh|
|MD 900||RS. 1.5 Lakh|
|EC 135||RS. 1.80-2 Lakh|