It has been an interesting election season in Uttar Pradesh, especially for the voters and political observers, as some of the top leaders did not shy away from mouthing provocative lines to reach out to the voters. In such an atmosphere where leaders of a democratic nation did not think twice before speaking, we wonder do we need television soap operas for our daily dose of 'entertainment'.
As the polling for the grand UP assembly elections will come to an end on March 8, let us check who said what since the campaigning started in February in the state. The voting for the last two phases-sixth and seventh--in UP state assembly elections are scheduled on March 4 and 8.
Here we bring you some of the most 'dramatic' lines said by our netas during UP election campaign...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi digs up graveyard
Recently, the Prime Minister stirred a ‘communal' debate after he alleged that the ruling Samajwadi Party in UP practices discrimination between the Hindus and the Muslims when it comes to provide ‘graveyard' services. His kabristan-shamshaan remark was seen by many as an attempt to create communal tension in the state.Picture credit: PTI
Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘gadhe’ language
In reply to the PM's accusation, the chief minister of the state addressed superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who is the brand ambassador of Gujarat (the native state of PM Modi), to stop endorsing the ‘gadhe of Gujarat'. Picture credit: PTI
Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi
The Congress vice president is not as visible as PM Modi and CM Akhilesh in the state, but he too tried his best to attract voters' attention by continuously targeting PM Modi. Recently, Rahul said the voice of PM Modi was ‘feebler even than that of a mouse'. Picture credit: PTI
Mayawati, the beti of UP, fights all odds
In this election, the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo looked little lonely in her fight against the Congress-SP alliance and the Bharatiya Janata Party. Mayawati has recently called PM Modi as ‘dramebaaz' and BJP president Amit Shah the biggest ‘terrorist' of India.Picture credit: PTI
Amit Shah’s free run in UP
It looks like the BJP president is having a ‘gala' time in UP, as he attended several rallies in the state in the last few days. Recently, he compared the Congress, the SP and the BSP with the Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab.Picture credit: PTI
Rajnath Singh adopts popular language
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has attended more than 110 rallies in UP. In spite of travelling across the state, the senior BJP leader has refrained himself from using any ‘unpalatable' words against his opponents.Picture credit: PTI