“Demand is on the decrease facet compared to previous elections due to numerous elements together with COVID-19 and EC’s restrictions,” traders mentioned.
However, they’re optimistic that demand will pick-up as ballot warmth rises with each passing day.
The traders at Burrabazar are hopeful that after the total candidate checklist of BJP candidates is introduced demand will kick-in. The BJP on Saturday introduced its first checklist of 57 candidates for the West Bengal Assembly election.
“More than 90 per cent demand is from TMC and their demand is since the previous couple of days even earlier than the candidate checklist was introduced. The demand from Left events and BJP is round 5 per cent every as of now. Congress is out of sight,” SP Textile ballot merchandise wholesaler at Burrabazaar Rahul Gambhir advised .
The slender lanes of Pragya Patti in Burrabazar which is the hub for ballot campaign merchandise at the moment are stuffed with vibrant ballot campaign supplies ready to be offered to respective political social gathering supporters.
From saris, purses, T-shirts to scarfs, hoodies, masks and balloons and flags, the retailers have stocked all of them for the election.
Though, e-commerce just isn’t left behind however gross sales aren’t nice but.
The Flag Corporation and Flag Shop founder Gyan Shah from Mumbai mentioned they’ve a presence in on-line market however the merchandise they provide are usually not of low-end fast-paced merchandise for campaigns.
“Our providing is top of the range and so people purchase our merchandise who demand top quality objects. During elections demand positively goes up however expensive objects demand would not transfer very quick,” he mentioned.
Prices had moved up over the previous year, worth vary from Rs 5 to Rs 200 relying upon objects and sizes. Flags are the quickest promoting objects and least in demand is saree, traders mentioned.
West Bengal Assembly election might be held in eight phases, starting on March 27. Votes might be counted on May 2.