The otherwise mundane political rivalry gets so much interesting when one adds some wit to it. Don't you think so? On Tuesday, which happened to be Hug Day (one of those days to mark the proximity of Valentine's Day), the Congress decided to make good use of the viral video of Rahul Gandhi hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and sent a 'hug, don't hate' message to the BJP. So much better than the usual murkiness! This time around, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has posters burgeoning across Delhi streets. Why, you ask?
On Tuesday night, Banerjee arrived in Delhi to participate in the huge opposition meet to be held on Wednesday. Larger-than-life hoardings 'welcoming' her to the capital city were put up across Central Delhi. "Welcome to Delhi, where democracy is alive and kicking, Didi!,' reads one of them. "Didi, no one is going to prevent you from addressing people,' says another. All of them have symbolic caricatures of a mostly angry Banerjee, wearing her signature blue-bordered white saree.
Put up by an organisation called Youth For democracy, the hoardings are most obviously a tongue in cheek dig at Banerjee, whose Government recently didn't allow UP CM and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath's chopper to land in Bengal. Yogi then had to address the masses via phone. She recently also sat on a dharna, protesting against the CBI's move to arrive at Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's residence to interrogate him regarding the Sarda Cheat Fund scam. In a never-seen-before act, police officers were seen joining him at the dharna.
Whatever the purpose be, the humour has our approval!