As the campaign for the assembly elections in Haryana heats up, people in a Muslim locality in Ambala have used an innovative method to campaign for BJP. People in the area have pasted posters outside their houses saying ‘doorbell is out of order, to get the door opened please shout Modi-Modi’ in Hindi.
Talking to media about the posters, the Muslim people living in the area said that ahead of the elections on 21st October, candidates for the assembly constituency are visiting the households asking for their votes. The candidates and their representatives keep ringing the doorbells on the homes. Therefore the poster has been put for those candidates, so that they don’t press the doorbell, and doors will be opened only for those who chant Modi-Modi.
Women in the Muslim Basti said that the way Modi has passed the triple talaq bill, it is a very big issue for them. Because some people in their community used to divorce their wives even through phones using the practice of instant triple talaq as per Sharia laws, but this will not happen. They said that the incident of divorce will go down due to the fear of law and police.
On the other hand, others in the area said that they have put up the posters because their vote will be for Narendra Modi only. Modi has done a lot of work for them, hence they are supporting him, they said. Schemes launched by Modi government like Ayushman Scheme, Ujjwala scheme etc have benefitted them immensely, and their vote is for Modi only. Therefore, they don’t want candidates from any other party knocking at their doors asking for votes.