With political mud-slinging becoming pretty mainstream, Indian National Congress has devised a new plan to poke fun at Bharatiya Janata Party. The idea is both creative and sarcastic.
The grand old party has released 1 lakh T-shirts that have the slogan "Udd Gayi Vikas Ki Chidiya" imprinted on them, in a bid to take jibe at BJP's development model, India Today reported.
The new T-shirts, which are obviously attention-seeking, are being worn by Congress's workers in Chhattisgarh, which goes into polls later this year.
Donning these tees, the workers visit tea-stalls, paan-shops and eateries. The T-shirt serves as a conversation starter.
On its part, the BJP is obviously displeased with them and is now looking for a way to counter Congress.
Led by Narendra Modi, the BJP moulded its 2014 campaign around the slogan 'Sabka Haath, Sabka Vikas'. The slogan combined with PM's speeches catapulted BJP to a historic win.
But with the elections next year, the slogan might not do the task. A major anti-incumbency 'wave' faces the Central government and the talks of a united opposition may derail its dreams of 2019.
The BJP may have performed poorly at recently held by-polls, but party president Amit Shah is confident that his party will get more seats than 2014, next year.
"There is no anti-incumbency," Shah said earlier. He added the party has enough time to prepare for next year.
Meanwhile, Shah has already kicked off election campaigning.
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