Dancing with BJP flags while wearing tshirts that have ‘Namo again’ written on them, a group of NRIs in Manchester took to the streets for a flash mob in support of Prime Minister Modi for the 2019 Lok sbha elections.
The dance ensemble also featured a man who was dressed up as Prime Minister Modi and joined in with the rest to shake a leg to the tune of Shankar Mahadevan’s ‘Breathless’.
The video of the flash mob has gone viral on social media. “Yeh desh Jukne Nahin denge Expect 100s of more such campaigns in UK and EU,” one Twitter user said.
Flash dance at an European city by Indians.
This is probably the first election where public is vigorously campaigning for PM @narendramodi to become PM again rather than the politicians and the party itself pic.twitter.com/w7limo1P74
Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) April 7, 2019
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The flash mob takes place on the same day the BJP released its election campaign song with the tagline ‘Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar’.
The BJP also released its campaign highlights, which includes the Modi government’s “befitting” reply to terrorism by “hitting terrorists by entering enemy territory”.
BJP (@BJP4India) April 7, 2019
Launching the campaign, party leader Arun Jaitley said the choice for people in polls will be between the “cohesive and tested” rule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “chaos and mahamilawat” offered by the opposition.
The party’s campaign will centre on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-year performance, including on the national security front, “honesty”, and his ability to take big decisions, Jaitley told reporters.
Taking a swipe at the opposition, he said people have to decide between a government led by one captain or a team of 11 players, and that of 40 captains.
The BJP is set to release its Lok Sabha polls manifesto on Monday.
The BJP has brought the national security plank at its campaign’s centre stage following the Balakot air strikes targeting a terrorist camp in Pakistan. It was in retaliation to the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel on February 14.
The opposition has accused it of politicising the armed forces’ operations against terrorists but the saffron party has used them as an evidence of its government’s “decisiveness” and “zero tolerance” for terrorism.
(With PTI inputs)