Ahead of Assam Elections, Assam’s popular comedian, actor, musician, director, and producer, Rajkumar Thakuria is popularly known as ‘Raku Da’ has been announced as the brand ambassador of Kamrup District of Assam. The Kamrup District Administration posted an update on Twitter with a caption that the popular comedian who has an enormous fan following is going to be the Brand Ambassador as the District administration is trying to increase the voter’s count through him.
The official Twitter handle of District Administration Kamrup shared a post which read, “I am a simpool voter turning into brand ambassador”. Kailash Karthik N, IAS, Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kamrup District has said that the initiative was taken up with the aim to increase awareness among voters in the district.
The Kamrup District Administration has roped in popular local comedian Rajkumar Thakuria, better known as ‘Raku Da’ as the brand ambassador for SVEEP activities for the upcoming elections.
We are happy to have him join us!
— Kamrup District (@district_kamrup) February 3, 2021
Mr. Rajkumar has a huge fan following and has managed to become one of the most renowned Assamese artists of the decade. The reference to the word ‘simpool’ is from his hit song- ‘You are a doctor and I am a driver’. ‘Raku Da’ as fans popularly call him, being made the brand ambassador of Kamrup is that he is a resident of Mirza which falls under the same district. The reference to the word ‘simpool driver’ is from his hit tune ‘You are a doctor and I am a driver’.
Mr. Rajkumar will act as the brand ambassador for Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) activities for Assam polls, which are scheduled to be held in the state in mid-April. Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation program, better known as SVEEP, is the flagship program of the Election Commission of India for voter education, spreading voter awareness, and promoting voter literacy in India.SVEEP’s primary goal is to build a truly participative democracy in India by encouraging all eligible citizens to vote.
Bye-elections to three Rajya Sabha seats – two from Gujarat and one from Assam – would be held on March 1, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Thursday.
One seat in Gujarat fell vacant following the death of Congress leader Ahmed Patel on November 25, 2020. His term was up to August 18, 2023. The other seat in the State was vacated due to the death of Abhay Ganpatray Bhardwaj on December 1. His term was up to June 26, 2026.
— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) February 4, 2021
The Assam seat was vacated by Biswajit Daimary after his resignation on November 21, 2020. His term was valid till April 9, 2026.
Elections held in all constituencies at the same time, either on the same day or within a few days is called a General Election. Sometimes elections are held only for one constituency to fill the vacancy caused by the death or resignation of a member. This is called a By-Election.