Bengaluru, Feb 9: Meet Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in his latest avatar. In a video that has gone viral, Gogoi is seen donning the role of Singham, the popular Bollywood cop, and mercilessly beating his political opponents.
Nobody knows the originals of the video featuring Gogoi and other political heavyweights from the state. Currently, the video has been widely shared on WhatsApp and various social media platforms.
The creator of the viral video has cleverly superimposed the faces of the Chief Minister and his political rivals upon characters in the movie.
While Gogoi, clad in jeans and T-shirt, plays the role of Singham, BJP leaders Himanta Biswa Sarma and Bijoya Chakravarty are seen getting intimidated and thrashed by "Singham" Gogoi.
The popularity of the hilarious video holds great significance this election season. Assam is all set to vote in the forthcoming assembly elections in the coming months.
The Congress is trying its best to remain in power. It won't be easy for Gogoi to be back as Assam Chief Minister once again. The political pundits are predicting a tough fight between the Congress and the BJP.
After BJP's stellar performance in the last general elections in 2014 in Assam, the party is hoping to form the next government in the state.
Moreover, the Congress in recent times has seen several of its top leaders, including Sarma, joining the BJP.
Now, we don't know, whether the viral clip is a part of the Congress' publicity strategy or a mere comic relief to the voters. However, we can say Gogoi seems to be having the last laugh bashing his rivals.