Lucknow, March 15 -- The poll season is well and truly on. The NaMo merchandise shop at the BJP office in Hazratganj here is doing brisk business, drawing customers of various age groups.

Take the case of Abhiraj Mishra, 12. Despite being six years short of the voting age, he says he is a Narendra Modi supporter. With exam pressure off his back now, Abhiraj visited the party office on Tuesday with his neighbour Shambhunath Trivedi, 21, to purchase NaMo merchandise. This is the boy's second visit to the BJP office with Shambhunath and both have purchased NaMo T-shirts and other articles.

"So what if I am unable to vote? I like Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In whatever way I can, I will campaign for PM Modi in this election," says Abhiraj...