Diwali crackers named on Modi, Siddu, Katrina, Akshay, Dhoni, Virat!
According to a report, this diwali, crackers have been named after the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, since the nation is flowing with the NaMo wave.
Ahead of assembly elections and Lok Sabha polls 2014, 'Modi crackers' have left behind the crackers named on popular Bollywood actors and cricketers.
A Gujarat-based cracker dealer told a newspaper, "We've been selling the Modi flowerpot for Rs 1,000 a piece. There are 12 other varieties of firecrackers, including rockets, sparklers, bullet bombs and classic bombs, named after him. Modi's face embossed on the firecracker packets is making all the difference, and they're flying off the racks."
'Modi bombs' price- Rs 500 for 12 and 'Modi rocket' price- Rs 400 for 6.
In Bangalore, crackers have been named after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah too. 'Siddu bombs' are cheap (Rs 40 each) as they have few takers while 'Modi crackers' are priced not less than Rs 1000 as their demand is very high this Diwali season.
'Modi bombs' are being sold at a price of Rs 500 for 12, 'Modi rocket' price is Rs 400 for 6.
Another cracker dealer from Patna says, "Modi flowerpots are the first preference of buyers. These huge crackers burst into colourful sparkles. I hadn't imagined Modi-printed crackers would be accepted so well in Karnataka."
Among Bollywood actors, 'Katrina Kaif sparkle' is priced at Rs 100 for 2 and 'Akshay Kumar rocket' price is Rs 75 each.
Among cricketers, 'Dhoni dhamaka bomb' and 'Virat Kohli pataka' are priced at Rs 50 each.
These 'branded' firecrackers are being sold at Palace Grounds, Kamaraj Road and Cubbon Road.