Allahabad, July 27: As the elections are approaching, the parties are ready to fight not with swords but with the war of posters.
In a recent addition to war a poster has surfaced in Uttar pradesh’s Allahabad which is spreading a wide spread controversy all around as the poster is showing Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati as ‘Surpanakha’ and suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dayashankar Singh’s wife Swati Singh as goddess Durga.
The poster with popular symbols from Hindu mythology to convey a clear political message, depicts BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui as the demon king Ravana and Mayawati as Ravana’s sister Shoorpanakha. (Mayawati is also addressed respectfully as behenji (sister) by BSP leaders and cadres.) State BJP chief, Keshav Prasad Maurya, has been shown as lord Ram, Dayashankar Singh as Lakshman and Swami Prasad Maurya, a former Mayawati confidante, as Vibhishana.
The poster with an obvious pro-BJP tilt, issued by Arakshan Mukt Mahasangram, is seems like adding fuel to the already burning fire.
The Daya Shankar Singh and Mayawati issue saw the state witnessing a never before verbal free for all duel with one side calling a four-time chief minister a prostitute and then his family being dragged in public in a most insensitive manner.
Earlier, Dayashankar Singh was suspended from his party over derogatory remarks against Mayawati in Uttar Pradesh’s Mhau. This poster is imposed regarding the Daya Shankar issue.
However, this is not the first time that the controversial poster has surfaced, earlier also, posters showing Mayawali as Goddess Kali had gone viral.