The hoarding, which reads â€œdesh mange Narendra Modi, Dilli mange Kejriwalâ€, was put up by one Deepak Madan. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
“Delhi Speaks: Modi for PM, Arvind for CM”! Remember this banner put up by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on its website months before the assembly elections in 2015?
Cut to the 2020 assembly polls, a hoarding with a similar slogan has come up in West Delhi’s Paschim Vihar. Interestingly, unlike last time, this hoarding, which reads “desh mange Narendra Modi, Dilli mange Kejriwal”, was put up by one Deepak Madan, who claims to be a member of the RSS as well as the BJP.
In November 2014, months before the Delhi polls, the AAP had decided to use a picture of Prime Minister Modi on its website while asking people to vote for its party in the elections.
It also went on to say: "The voters in Delhi have decided. They want a strong Prime Minister which is why they elected Narendra Modi. They now want a strong Chief Minister so that issues like corruption, inflation, better schools, transport and hospitals could be resolved. They want Arvind Kejriwal again.”
However, after social media outrage, the party had to remove the banner from its website.
As the battle for Delhi hots up, both BJP and AAP, the prime contenders for the state, have been bombarding Twitter with slogans, images, banners pitting one against the other.