UP’s ‘anonymous’ war of posters between BJP and ruling SP gathers steam

  • HT Correspondent, Agra
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2016 09:44 IST
A poster targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi is displayed on a wall in Agra city. (HT Photo)

Posters targetting the BJP government at the Centre have emerged across Agra days after “anonymous” posters bearing the saffron party’s lotus condemned the ruling Samajwadi Party government for the state’s dwindling law and order.

On Sunday, posters taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his frequent foreign visits were seen on walls, buses and at tea stalls across the city.

Modi is shown sitting on an aeroplane with a tomato in one hand, symbolising escalating inflation. The poster reads: ‘Thug ki sarkar’ (crook’s government). Below, the punchline reads: ‘Kaho dil se, Akhilesh fir se’, urging the masses to vote the Samajwadi Party back to power in Uttar Pradesh.

Interestingly, like the BJP earlier, the Samajwadi Party leaders have also distanced themselves from these posters.

“This might be a reaction from the masses to the earlier posters by BJP which were an insensitive depiction of an unfortunate incident at Jawahar Bagh. We do not indulge in such politics,” said Vipul Purohit, in charge of Samajwadi Party in Agra.

On Friday, posters bearing the BJP’s lotus targetted the Samajwadi Party government for the violence in Mathura’s Jawahar Bagh.

State leaders of the saffron party had distanced themselves from the posters.

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