Kumaraswamy 1 crore bus for Election Campaign
The Former Karnataka CM and JD(S) State Chief H.D. Kumaraswamy is preparing for the arduous poll battle ahead after recuperating from the Heart Surgery. As the JD(S) Chief hits the road, a high-tech customised luxury caravan worth Rs 1 crore is ready to ensure his hectic campaign does not sap his energy or dent his health.
This is not the first time Kumaraswamy is hitting the campaign trail in a custom-built vehicle, even during the 2013 campaign, the JD(S) Chief had toured the state in a custom-built Toyota Commuter. It is believed that the bus is a gift from the party’s minority cell president Syed Altaf to its only star campaigner.
The campaign named “Grama Vastavya” of ‘Village Stay’ will kick-start in November and aims at covering 50 out of the 224 assembly constituencies.
“I aim to visit 20 villages every day. The custom-made bus will cater to all my needs — I can bathe, eat, hold meetings and even sleep in it,” Kumaraswamy told DH.
Along with Kumaraswamy the bus will accommodate his personal yoga instructor, a doctor and cook during the campaign trail.
“I have always neglected my health, especially during my tours. The erratic eating and sleeping habits have taken a toll on my health. Hence, these elaborate measures,” the leader said.
The Assembly elections are due next year as the current Siddaramaiah-led government finishes its term in May 2018.
The Luxury Caravan comes with these facilities,
The luxury coach bus is the trademark JDS white and green color which will have a bedroom, toilet-bathroom, a kitchenette and also a conference cubicle. The bus will have centralized air-conditioning and the best suspension. All the amenities have been incorporated keeping in mind the health condition of Kumaraswamy, who is the only star campaigner for the party as party supremo HD Deve Gowda’s age has put limitations on his campaigning. Kumaraswamy 1 crore bus
“The luxury coach built on the Ashok Leyland bus chassis has cost about `1 crore. It also has a podium with a hydraulic lift, fitted with a modern public address system, to enable Kumaraswamy to address public meetings,” said Atlaf, who is overseeing Kumaraswamy’s Campaign preparations.
The bus is being readied by a private company specializing in customised buses in Karur, Tamil Nadu.
Some of the pictures of the 1 Crore Bus: