Bihar: Controversy erupts as posters depicting Tejashwi Yadav as ‘Ram’ and Nitish as ‘Ravan’ surface

A controversy erupted in Patna on Wednesday after an RJD leader put up posters ahead of Dusshera, wherein party’s heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav was likened to ‘Lord Ram’ and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was portrayed as the ten-headed demon king ‘Ravan’.

The poster inscribed with a slogan in Hindi, borrowing a verse from the Bhagavad Gita, reading, “Whenever Ravan has committed atrocities, a Ram has incarnated”, was put up by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) officer-bearer Anand Yadav.

Samvidhan Bachao Nyay Yatra‘ was imprinted on the poster, which was an obvious appeal to the people to support Tejashwi Yadav on the next leg of his public interaction programme, slated to begin from October 21.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Besides drawing criticism from the Bihar’s ruling party, JD(U), which is headed by Nitish Kumar, who has been depicted as ‘Ravan’ in the posters, surprisingly, this act also gathered denunciation from the Congress party which is an alliance partner of the RJD.

Though in the past Congress leaders have themselves, not left a single opportunity to belittle the government with their controversial remarks, ironically came out to condemn the act. Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) president Madan Mohan Jha and campaign committee chairman Akhilesh Prasad Singh told reporters, “This is not proper. No problem with Tejashwi being compared to Ram. But to depict anybody as Ravan is inappropriate. To call the chief minister a demon king is certainly not on“.

The posters, which were seen across Patna yesterday, were removed this morning.

The Lalu Prasad-led RJD later clarified that the posters were not put up to scorn the chief minister but to critique the government in the state.

However, the JD(U) spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan Prasad in his loathsome response said that the RJD rule in Bihar was marked by lawlessness. Their disrespect for the state’s chief minister was yet another reflection on its character.

Asked whether the JD(U) would like the government to take any legal action against those involved in putting up the posters, Prasad told the media, “We do not attach much importance to the poster which deserves to be in dustbins. It is for the RJD to decide whether it wants to pursue its politics with the help of such unruly foot soldiers”.

The JD(U) was quick to remind the RJD that it was Nitish Kumar’s face which helped them to increase their tally from 22 to 80 in the 2015 assembly elections. “What can you expect from the RJD? Have they forgotten the 2015 elections when it was a face of Ram (read Nitish Kumar) which helped them win 80 seats,” furthered party spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan.

However, this was not the only political poster on display during the Durga Puja festivities in Bihar. There were other posters put up by the Congress too, trying to belittle the BJP government.

A poster put up by the Congress offering a ‘reward’ of Rs 5 crore to whoever came up with the names of 35 airports supposedly built during the tenure of prime minister Narendra Modi besides the ‘truth’ of the Rafale deal was seen at some places in the state capital.

In fact, earlier too, the deep-rooted, horrendous, casteist bias of the Congress Party was boldly out in the open when a poster with a group of State leaders of the Congress party along with the party president, Rahul Gandhi, depicting the respective caste groups the leaders belonged to emerged in Patna.

In its retaliation to the ongoing ‘poster war’, the BJP in a quick-witted move had almost immediately displayed posters, wherein below every individual leader’s picture ‘Bharatiya’ (Indian) was imprinted in bold. This came as a hard punch to the Congress who has often taken recourse to caste-based politics.


Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Rahul Gandhi’s lucrative and seemingly clandestine means of income and his links to scam accused FTIL, Unitech

How does Rahul Gandhi earn to buy land and other properties? A mystery we try to unravel
Rahul Gandhi

Staring at an imminent defeat in Amethi, Congress on the scout to secure a safe seat for Rahul Gandhi

The Congress units of southern states have been feverishly imploring Rahul Gandhi to fight from any constituencies in southern states, apart from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh .
AM Sheikh Dawood promised of offering 10 litres of free liquor monthly to the families in his constituency on his victory

Independent candidate from Tamil Nadu promises 10 litres of free liquor every month on winning elections

An independent candidate from Tamil Nadu has come up with a strange promise of offering 10 litres of free liquor every month to every family in his constituency
Prakash Raj was welcomed with pro-Modi slogans in Bengaluru

Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj greeted with pro-Modi slogans as he went to file his nomination

Prakash Raj seemed visibly miffed with a large number of Modi supporters welcoming him with pro-Modi slogans in Bengaluru

AAP propagandist tweets false claim about Adani Group, deletes due to fear of defamation

Earlier Delhi's Education Minister Manish Sisodia had also tweeted false claim about Adani Group

Gujarat Congress nominates 17 candidates for Jamnagar Lok Sabha seats, Hardik Patel does not make the cut

Hardik Patel had earlier expressed his desire to fight from the Jamnagar Lok Sabha constituency

How Caravan and Congress’ attempts to create ‘bribegate’ before 2019 election fell flat

The 'bribegate' that Congress and The Caravan tried to cried falls flat on its face on several counts. 

Nitin Gadkari at the receiving end: Is there a pattern?

Indian Express has a massive interview of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in its March 23, 2019 edition.
Congress' official twitter handle tweets the wrong date of Shahidi Diwas

Congress commemorates Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, with the wrong date of their martyrdom

The official Twitter handle of Congress probably realised their goof up and promptly deleted the Tweet with the wrong date.
'Rahul Gandhi is running away from Amethi, not me': Smriti Irani on rumours BJP might field her from Wayanad

‘Rahul Gandhi is running away from Amethi, not me’: Smriti Irani on rumours BJP might field her from Wayanad

Smriti Irani rubbishes rumours that have surfaced about BJP thinking about fielding Smriti Irani from the Wayanad constituency too, to counter Rahul Gandhi. 

Latest articles

Connect with us

148,635FansLike
120,448FollowersFollow
31,307SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these


Share This Post and Support: