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AAP, BJP and Congress engage in a war of memes about who will win Delhi elections

The meme from the 1993 film Baazigar, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, was tweeted from the AAP's social media handle targeting BJP leader Manoj Tiwari. It ended up sparking a meme war between the three parties.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 14, 2020 3:54:44 pm
AAP, Congress, BJP, Meme, Delhi election, Meme war, Baazigar movie, Trending, Indian Express news After AAP posted a meme from the Bollywood movie Baazigar, the BJP and Congress joined in.

Elections in Delhi are just around the corner, and the ruling Aam Aadmi Party tweeted a meme that was intended to mock BJP leader Manoj Tiwari. Instead, it ended up starting a war of memes with political rivals BJP and Congress, in which the two rival parties attempted to give the original meme their own spin.

The meme from the 1993 film Baazigar, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, was tweeted from the AAP’s social media handle and wished Tiwari all the best in the upcoming elections.

The meme said that Kajol represented Delhi, Shah Rukh Khan represented Kejriwal and actor Siddharth Ray in the background was Tiwari, the BJP’s Delhi unit chief. The meme implied that Kejriwal was going to win over Delhi, leaving Tiwari gazing wistfully. This isn’t the first time AAP has targeted Tiwari, and the BJP leader has even sought Rs 500 crore in damages from the political rival.

The BJP’s official handle decided to respond in kind, but with an explanation drawn from the film for their own meme.

” SRK (Khan) was a manipulative villain in the movie who was plotting against Kajol and her family. He killed Kajol’s sister. And, in the end, he got killed for his sins. Same fate awaits Kejriwal in Delhi!” the BJP tweeted.

The Congress party hadn’t been tagged in either of the tweets, but decided to jump in anyway. “The Congress will go away with the bride. You and the BJP will be left watching,” the party’s official handle tweeted in Hindi, with their own version of the meme.

Here’s how people who came across the meme war reacted:

AAP has been using memes on social media as part of its campaign for the upcoming state since Christmas. So far the party has put up memes from several Bollywood movies including Nayak (2001), Main Hoon Na (2004) and Gully Boy (2019). The Indian Express had also caught up with the brain behind this campaign.

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