BJP and SP seem to be playing a matchy slogan game in UP
Lucknow: The Bhartiya Janata Party which has much at stake in Uttar Pradesh due to different reasons including the next Lok Sabha election has matched words with words and actions with actions with the ruling Samajwadi Party to capture power in the state, called the gate-way to the throne at Delhi.
The ruling party too is not leaving anything to chance and has made all possible moves to keep the the saffron brigade at bay, its enemy number one.
The S P entered into a pre-poll alliance with the Congress in the state for the first time this year. Expectedly, the party looked for a new and suitable slogan to mark the development and attract 14 crore voters. Soon a new slogan was found.
The slogan-- U P Ko Ye Saath Pasand Hai-- is catchy and has received wide support. The rival, BJP, got alarmed. Soon its script writers came out with a matching slogan-- U P Ko Saat Saat Pasand Hai.
While the SP's punch-line was written in appreciation of the alliance, the rival's slogan stressed on seven party leaders who mattered in the party and the country. They include Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his close-confidante Amit Shah and home minister Rajnath Singh.
In addition to slogans, two main contenders have some other things in common. Both have tried to match each other in some other areas. For instance, when Modi came out with a new definition of scam, Akhilesh's men called it an acronym-- SCAM ( S stands for save, C for country, A Amit Shah and M for Modi).
While Akhilesh believes that the hand ( symbol of alliance partner, Congress) will push the cycle ( SP symbol) forward, the BJP counters it saying that the lotus ( party symbol) will blossom in mud ( this economically backward state).
The two parties have a common enemy too-- the Bahujan Samaj Party. Therefore, both deride the elephant ( BSP symbol) . The giant animal in rage kills its own master some time. For the SP , elephant is not a common man's mode of transport like the cycle . The party is 100 per cent correct as far as this statement is concerned. The same cannot be said about its other observations.