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Posters depicting Modi as Ram, Sharif as Ravana come up in Kashi

lucknow Updated: Oct 06, 2016 00:43 IST
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The posters have been put up on auto-rickshaws, buses and at various spots in Kutchery area in Varanasi. (HT Photo)

In the wake of surgical strikes in PoK in retaliation to the recent terror attack in Uri, posters have come up in Kashi depicting PM Narendra Modi as Ram and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif as Ravana.

Purportedly put up by the local unit of Shiv Sena, the posters show a Ram-like Modi pointing arrow at ten-headed Ravana (Nawaz Sharif). Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is under fire for demanding proof of surgical strike in PoK, is also shown as machete-wielding Meghnad.

The text on the poster reads: “Ek aur surgical operation ki zaroorat hai. Ravan-roopi Pakistan ka ant ho (One more surgical operation is required to finish Ravana-like Pakistan).”

The posters have been put up on auto-rickshaws, buses and at various spots in Kutchery area.

Deputy chief of state unit of Shiv Sena Ajay Chaubey said, “The Prime Minister has done a Lord Ram by carrying out surgical strike on terror camps in PoK. A number of terrorists were killed in the operation. Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan support terrorism and are like Ravana.”

“Like Ram, Modi will destroy Pakistan which symbolises the evil. For this, one more surgical strike is needed,” he said.

When asked about the depiction of Kejriwal as Meghnad, he said the Delhi CM was supporting Pakistan and thus he was depicted as the son of Ravana. Kejriwal had on Monday “saluted” the Prime Minister for surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC but at the same time urged the Centre to counter the smear campaign by Pakistan and international media by giving proof of military action.

The BJP alleged that in the garb of his statement, Kejriwal had insulted the Army by questioning its assertions on surgical strike. Chaubey said the posters would be put up at various locations in the city as Dussehra was round the corner. “Our PM has done a great work by giving a befitting reply to Pakistan. This is my way to support his decision,” Chaubey said.