Lucknow’s Aishbagh is preparing to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will be attending the Vijay Dashmi celebrations in the city’s iconic venue on Tuesday. Posters and banners have been put up near the venue days ahead of PM’s visit by his supporters and party volunteers.
‘Lucknow welcomes avengers of Uri’ reads one of the banners installed right outside the Aishbagh Ramleela Maidan with PM Modi and Rajnath Singh’s photo on it.
Apart from that, the banner also has popular dialogue from the movie ‘Ye Jawani hai Deewani’ saying “Yuva udna chahta hai, daudna chahta hai, girna bhi chahta hai par rukna nahi chahta” (the youth wants to fly, run and even fall but does not want to stop).
The banner invoking Uri attacks and Indian army’s response to it by carrying out surgical strikes along LoC has also drawn criticism from the people on social media. Several twitter users were seen posting the pictures of the banner.
Opposition parties have accused BJP of using the army’s action against terrorist for political gains ahead of Uttar Pradesh elections.
Earlier on Monday, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also took a dig at PM Modi and said that he would have visited Bihar on Vijay Dashmi if the elections were scheduled to be held there. Uttar Pradesh will go into polls in 2017.