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    PM Modi to hold rallies on April 11 next-door to seats going to polls

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    The PM will be holding rallies in Moradabad and Aligarh in UP, abutting the seats going to polls in Phase-1 in West UP.

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    BJP is yet again making the Lok Sabha election just about Modi with his face being the only one on party’s new hoardings across the country.
    Aligarh: On the first polling day in these elections on April 11, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign in three constituencies next door to the ones going to polls in Phase-1 in West Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, ET has learnt.

    The PM will be holding rallies in Moradabad and Aligarh in UP, abutting the seats going to polls in Phase-1 in West UP, as well as a rally in Kathua in Udhampur while votes will be cast in neighbouring Jammu on the same day. Hectic preparations were on at Aligarh’s historic Numaish grounds for the PM’s rally on April 11 when ET visited the constituency on Friday. This is part of the BJP’s strategy to use Modi most effectively in proximity to the region of a state which would be voting that day, and is not a model code violation. Modi has done so earlier too in the recent state elections as well as elections in UP and Bihar.

    BJP is yet again making the Lok Sabha election just about Modi with his face being the only one on party’s new hoardings across the country carrying the common slogan ‘Phir Ek Baar, Modi Sarkar’ (Once More, a Modi government). The new hoardings carry other themes along with the standard slogan suffixed, like ‘Dushman Ke Ghar Mein Ghuskar, Aatankiyon Pe Prahar’ (Attack on terrorists after entering the adversary’s home) and ‘Aatankvadion Ko Muhtod Jawab’ (Strong reply to terrorists) and ‘Majboor Nahin, Majboot Sarkar’ (Not a sorry, but a decisive government) to stress on the surgical strikes record of Modi.

    Other themes include highlighting how Modi has run a corruption-free government and even the recent ASAT test in space. ‘Dagdar Nahi, Damdar Sarkar’ (Not a tainted but a strong government), ‘Antariksh Mein Mahashkati Ki Pehchaan’ (Recognition of a super power in space), ‘Duniya Mein Badha Bharat Ka Maan’ (The country’s pride has gone up in the world) and ‘Sava Sau Crore Hai Uska Parivar’ (Country’s 125 Cr people are his family) to stress on Prime Minister Narendra Modi not believing in any dynastic politics like the Congress.
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    2 Comments on this Story

    vivek beri531 days ago
    moron=ic rant by =full=of his or meh=watever=selfish self..aka.deep=a=pak=meh=rott=er=ah..
    Deepak Mehrotra532 days ago
    The populism of Modiji is not captured by the competition to woo voters through various economic schemes, it is a more dangerous and insidious one. It whips up a politics of anxiety, by presenting India as being under relentless attack and in mortal peril from external and internal enemies. This anxiety is then the pretext for taking over the powers to define the meaning of nationalism . And Modiji’s nationalism must have a whiff of majoritarianism. We have now reached a new low in politics, where a prime minister brands his opponent running from an ostensibly “ minority “ constituency as an act of betrayal. Next , according to populism of current moment, nationalism must be tied to a faux militarism. It constantly peddles the illusion that extraordinary breakthroughs have taken place in our military responses to problems. Given the state of anxiety thus imposed, power has to be personified. The nation’s unity can be reflected only in the persona of one leader , who has to colonise all patriotism, all virtue, all thought. Finally, the combination of psychological anxiety, resentful nationalism, faux militarism, and personification of power is mobilised in an undermining of institutions. Every institution has to serve the national purpose as defined by the leader . Strengthening of institutions is not to be judged by their integrity or autonomy. They are all merely instruments for consolidation of power. This is the reality of New India under the New BJP.
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