General Elections 2019 – Day 27
“Ab Hoga NYAY” is the Congress slogan and song
At a press conference today, the Congress party has just released a catchy song that is also the party’s campaign slogan, titled “Ab Hoga NYAY” and the song is going viral. Written by celebrity poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar, the song picked up the flagship poll promise of the mega social scheme of the Congress called NYAY and develops a catchy tune to make it a song to resonate by the youth in all parts of the country.
The BJP was the first to realize the power of a catchy poll song and used it effectively in the run-up to the 2014 general elections. The Congress seems to have taken a leaf from BJP’s playbook and has tried to go one up. Whether the song does wonders for the party will be known on 23 May.
Mayawati-Akhilesh-Ajit take attack PM Modi and Congress in their first joint rally
The trio of Mayawati (BSP), Akhilesh Yadav (SP), and Ajit Singh (RLD) came together in Deoband to address their first joint rally. Deoband is symbolic as it is the home and heart of the Muslim religious stream commonly referred to as the Deobandi. The place is also part of the western U.P heartland having a significant mix of Dalits and other backward classes, the Jats, and Muslim communities. BSP-SP-RLD have come together to address this segment to bring them to power in the state, eventually. Winning majority seats here will place the alliance in pole position in the state as they already have a strong base in the eastern part of U.P.
Mayawati was the first to take the stage and immediately launched an attack on Narendra Modi and the BJP’s communal politics and how it was polarizing society instead of uniting it. She went on to highlight the lack of jobs and farmer distress. She didn’t spare the Congress either. She recalled how Indira Gandhi had come to power on the back of “Garibi Hatao” and the “20-point program” but failed to eradicate poverty. She said the same fate was awaiting the current program – NYAY promised by Congress.
Akhilesh Yadav was next, and he highlighted BJP’s government’s failure in the state to bring prosperity to the common man. He highlighted BJP’s failure to produce one Mega Watt of electricity in the state and said it was time for the people to unite in removing the BJP at the centre. He said the BJP and the Congress were the same and would once again fail the people.
Jat leader Ajit Singh spoke last and said this was a fight to save democracy. He said BJP was traditionally an anti-farmer party and the time had come to vote them out.
PM Modi hits out at left in Tripura; Amit Shah goes after BJD in Odisha
After West Bengal, PM Modi reached the far eastern state of Tripura. He immediately went on to attack the Left Front government saying how they failed to develop the state and how his party was working to speed up development in the state. He also spoke of the overall neglect of north-eastern states and how his party was in the process of bringing rapid development to the region.
His party president, Amit Shah has been busy addressing rallies in Odisha where he went all out to take on the failures of the BJD in the state. Amit Shah is known to have strong political acumen and connect with party cadres.