BJP on controversial poster at Chandrababu Naidu’s rally “[One who was meant to do dishes, was given the responsibility of running the nation],”
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday asked the Opposition if it is a curse to belong from a humble background.
The question, however, was a rhetorical one and was in reference to a placard seen at Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s dharna at Andhra Bhavan in Delhi on Monday.
“Jiske haath mein chai ka jhoota cup dena tha, uske haath mein janta ne desh de diya [One who was meant to do dishes, was given the responsibility of running the nation],” read a poster at Naidu’s dharna in Delhi. Next to the poster had two earthen cups.
The poster — a clear dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi — did not go down well with the BJP.
“Opposition never misses an opportunity to target PM’s humble social origins. Is it a curse to belong from a lower class background?,” BJP social media chief Amit Malviya tweeted, attaching a video of the poster that he claimed was at Chandrababu Naidu’s rally.
Meanwhile, Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) distanced itself from the poster. TDP MP Jayadev Galla said the party does not endorse such posters. “We don’t endorse it. It is not correct and it should not be done. It must not have been put by our party people,” Galla was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Chandrababu Naidu is holding a day-long fast in the national capital to demand special status for Andhra Pradesh.
Naidu has demanded that the Centre fulfil all promises made during Andhra Pradesh’s bifurcation in 2014.
“On behalf of five crore people, I’m warning this government… I came here to remind you of the promises made in the AP Reorganisation Act,” Naidu said at the rally.