UP BJP erects 110-feet tall cutout of PM Modi on birthday | Photos
Lucknow: On occasion of 67th birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has erected a 110-feet tall and 35-feel wide cutout outside the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha here.
The cutout has been shaped by Zulfiqur Hussain, also known as Raju Artist, who also got assistance from specialist artisans of Dubai.
Zulfiqur has been a known name in the cutout business. He had also made a 100-feet tall cutout of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
He worked on PM Modi’s cutout for the past one month. The idea of the 110-feet cutout was given by Nripendra Pandey, a BJP leader and advocate by profession. It is worth mentioning that Julfiqur has been living in Dubai ever since 1985 and has come to Lucknow on special request from Nripendra.
The cutout has been erected in front of UP Vidhan Sabha, on the left side of the gate of the state BJP headquarters.
Earlier in 1998, a similar 100-feet cutout of then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee was made by the same artisans and was installed at the Parivartan Chowk crossing, near KD Singh Babu Stadium.
Zulfiqur says, “It was my dream to create a cutout of PM Modi and following my old relations with Nripendra Pandey, I have got a chance to realise my dream.”
Wages for making the cutout have yet not been decided and the artisans have said that they would be happy to accept whatever is offered.
Apart from former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Zulfiqur has also made cutouts of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Kanshi Ram, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav in the past.
Apart from erecting the PM’s 110 feet tall and 35-feet wide cutout, to distributing 1500kgs Laddoo, the city of ‘nawabs’, Lucknow will flaunt Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 67th birthday in style and the show stopper would be a core Modi ‘Bhakt’ and an advocate by profession, Nripendra Pandey.
Pandey, who earlier walked 1200kms from Lucknow to Ahmadabad to meet the PM’s mother, is leaving no stone unturned to make September 17th, the most special affair for the Prime Minister.
Talking to newstrack.com, Pandey said, “A special ritual has been arranged at the temple in collectorate. The temple authorities will ring the 105kg ‘Damodar Ghanta’ at 1.00 in the noon followed by ‘anushthaan’. 67Kgs of Boondi Laddoo and 1500Kgs of Laddoo will be distributed on the occasion.”
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