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Nitish dons Arjun's mantle for JDU posters in Modi constituency

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Published May 12, 2016, 1:23 pm IST
Updated May 12, 2016, 1:23 pm IST
The poster declared ‘war’ on the Modi-led govt, accusing it of misleading people with ‘false promises’.
The posters potrayed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as Mahabharat's Arjun. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)
 The posters potrayed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as Mahabharat's Arjun. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

Varanasi: Posters and banners of the Janata Dal United (JDU) party showing Nitish Kumar donning the mantle of Mahabharat’s war hero Arjun were splashed across Pindra in Uttar Pradesh, which is just 30 kms away from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi.

The poster declared ‘war’ on the Modi-led govt, accusing it of misleading people with ‘false promises’.

 

The Bihar Chief Minister will be visiting Varanasi on Thursday and Pindra is the venue for JDU’s first workers convention. This would be the first time the party is making a major political dive into Uttar Pradesh which goes to polls next year.

The posters in which Nitish appears as Arjun, depicted former JDU chief and senior leader Sharad Yadav as Lord Krishna. The banners also take on the UP government, promising to fight against ‘corruption’ and ‘goons’ in the state.

Earlier this week, Nitish had kick-started an anti-liquor campaign in Jharkhand and is expected to do the same in Uttar Pradesh.

The BJP had hit out at the JDU leader for foraying into Jharkhand and advised him to "focus on his state to reduce the crime graph there".

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