Not-so subtle: Strikes make it to BJP, Shiv Sena posters in poll-bound UP

BJP workers have organised functions in Agra and Lucknow on Thursday to felicitate Parrikar.

Written by Ishita Mishra , Lalmani Verma | Agra/lucknow | Updated: October 6, 2016 1:35 pm
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Making political capital of the surgical strikes against terror launch pads on the Line of Control, BJP and Shiv Sena workers in Uttar Pradesh, which goes to assembly polls next year, have put up hoardings and banners thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and the Army for the strikes and calling for more.

These banners, posters and hoardings, including one which depicts Modi as Ram, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as Ravan and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as Meghnad, have come up in Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra and Muzaffarnagar.

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BJP workers have organised functions in Agra and Lucknow on Thursday to felicitate Parrikar. A hoarding near the VVIP guest house crossing in Lucknow welcomes the Defence Minister to the city while in the trans-Gomti areas, BJP corporator Ranjeet Singh Yadav has put up hoardings with messages saluting soldiers for the LoC strikes. These hoardings carry images of Modi, Home Minister and Lucknow MP Rajnath Singh, Lucknow Mayor Dinesh Sharma and soldiers. Ranjeet Singh Yadav too is visible.

In the bylanes of Agra, huge banners carry messages from local BJP leaders, congratulating Modi and Parrikar for destroying terrorist camps.

Asked about the banners, Parmendra Jain, BJP media in-charge of Agra Mahanagar, said: “It’s not just about BJP. People everywhere are happy that the Modi government has given Pakistan a befitting reply. Nobody wants to do politics on this issue. But it is obvious we are all happy with the development and want to show our gratitude to Prime Minister Modi and our brave soldiers.”

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In Muzaffarnagar, posters at several crossings carry one message: “We will kill you and kill you for sure but with our gun, our bullet, at our time of convenience, but at your place.” The message is next to a large photograph of the Prime Minister. Others featured are BJP president Amit Shah, Union Minister and MP Sanjeev Baliyan, UP party president Keshav Maurya and BJP’s Muzaffarnagar MLA Kapil Agarwal.

Agarwal told The Indian Express that BJP workers had placed the posters. He said no such poster had been removed.

But BJP district president Rupendra Saini said the local unit had nothing to do with the posters. “MLA sahib has his own printing press and he keeps putting up posters. I don’t have any knowledge about such posters,” Saini said.

In Varanasi, the Prime Minister’s constituency, Shiv Sena worker Ajay Chaubey put up posters backing the surgical strikes. The posters carry the Shiv Sena symbol with images and messages announcing ‘Ramroopi Narendra Modiji’, ‘Ravanroopi Pakistan ka ant ho’, ‘Meghnadroopi Kejriwal… Pakistan ke samarthak’. These posters call for more surgical strikes.

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UP Shiva Sena chief Anil Singh disowned the posters, saying Chaubey used to be the party head of Varanasi division until his expulsion last year. But Chaubey maintained he was never expelled and that he was the state co-head of the party. He said he had put up 235 such posters across Varanasi.

“Nawaz Sharif is Ravan of Kalyug and Arvind Kejriwal is like Meghnad because he does not have faith in the Indian Army and media reports. He has asked for evidence of the surgical strikes,” Chaubey said.

Other hoardings in the city, greeting the Prime Minister and the Army for the strikes, carry photographs of Modi, Shah and Maurya.

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    JayHind
    Oct 6, 2016 at 3:41 am
    Chup be weak chaddi
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      JayHind
      Oct 6, 2016 at 3:37 am
      On postar NAME says RAM ROOPI MODEE JEE it MEANS person looks like ram jee NO WONDER WHY SITA JEE RUN AWAY WITH RAWAN BECAUSE RAM JEE USE TO LOOKS LIKE MODEE
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        JayHind
        Oct 6, 2016 at 4:26 am
        The she v sena' s target is primary school kids
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          Ashok Mazumdar
          Oct 6, 2016 at 3:09 am
          Banner with just one messsge can do the Tricks for Oppositionlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;* L O L *lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;All Voters will Learn the Meaning of it by discussions and Decide.
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            Vihari Naidu
            Oct 6, 2016 at 3:49 am
            This why i laugh when Bjp lectures Congress and Aap about not politicizing the issue and goes ahead and prints posters to use them in UP elections.....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This is an example of pot calling the kettle black..... ;D
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              Vedic_Citizen
              Oct 5, 2016 at 11:54 pm
              Kujli will support anybody in anti-modi camp
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                pranav
                Oct 6, 2016 at 3:03 am
                It is cheap politics. Army sacrifices are being used for votes. It is shame on bjp,RSS etc.
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                  s s nair
                  Oct 6, 2016 at 12:27 am
                  If the strike can make political capital, they can very well afford to give proof on the streets. Modi playing same tricks he pla in 2014.
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                    Prateik
                    Oct 6, 2016 at 3:27 am
                    Even if he is a criminal like Lalu Yadav.
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                      Prateik
                      Oct 6, 2016 at 3:28 am
                      Terrorists will misuse them.
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                        Prateik
                        Oct 6, 2016 at 3:30 am
                        The poster belongs to shiv sena.
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                          Augustus
                          Oct 6, 2016 at 12:47 am
                          Did Modi attack terror camps with UP polls in mind or was it in retaliation to Uri? If the retaliation will be a poll issue for BJP then other parties should take up Aklaq and other communal issues
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