In new campaign, Sheila Dixit talks ‘vikas’ as Akhilesh Yadav, Narendra Modi, Mayawati say ‘G Madam ji’

Ten such cartoon strips have been released through the party’s campaign page on Facebook, its Twitter handle and on Whatsapp.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:November 3, 2016 3:24 am
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A social media campaign lodged by the state Congress depicts its chief ministerial candidate Sheila Dikshit as a teacher pointing out development projects completed during her tenure as Delhi CM, while caricatures of Akhilesh Yadav, Narendra Modi and Mayawati respond by saying, “G Madam ji” (Yes Madam ji).

Ten such cartoon strips have been released through the party’s campaign page on Facebook, its Twitter handle and on Whatsapp.

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In the cartoons, Dikshit refers to the Delhi Metro, CNG buses, water and electricity supply works among others, and says, “Isey kehte hai vikas” (This is what is called development). Each strip carries messages boasting of her alleged achievements in the fields of women empowerment, environment, improved standards of education, while the UP chief minister, the Prime Minister and the BSP chief, portrayed as her students, respond through the campaign’s tagline, “G Madam ji”.

For example, one of the cartoons says, “To improve the state of the power sector, the Sheila government appointed the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) in 1999.” Another shows Dikshit standing next to a blackboard which reads, “During Sheilaji’s tenure, the pass percentage in high schools went from 33% to 97%”.

A party leader associated with the campaign said, “The Delhi metro is the 12th biggest metro rail project of the world and has 160 stations with 2.4 million passengers travelling.”

Meanwhile, a video of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi confronting the Delhi Police at Mandir Marg police station also began circulating on social media Wednesday evening. Rahul had gone to meet the family of an ex-serviceman who had allegedly committed suicide over One Rank One Pension (OROP) issues. In Lucknow, Youth Congress workers burnt Modi’s effigy in protest.