With less than three months for the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress is back to playing to poster politics, this time in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.
Posters showing Rahul Gandhi as Ram Bhakt, and MP chief minister Kamal Nath as Hanuman Bhakt have sprouted in Bhopal on February 7, a day before the party president's visit to the state for a kisan rally of the Congress.
Congress has earlier played the Hindu card via religious posters when it had depicted Rahul Gandhi as Lord Ram in Patna in Bihar on January 29.
It had taken place during the furore over the delay in the hearing over the Supreme Court verdict in the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
Congress leaders have put out posters of their party president Rahul Gandhi showing him as Lord Ram on the streets of Patna, days ahead of his visit to the state for the much-talked-about ‘Jan Akansha’ rally which is scheduled to take place on February 3.
Pictures of the poster showing Congress president Rahul Gandhi's photo morphed to look like Lord Ram came into the light. Furthermore, the poster also had pictures of UPA chief Sonia Gandhi and newly inducted party member Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on one side.
The poster also includes a slogan as well, saying "Ve Ram naam japte rahe... tum Ram bankar jio re!", which translates to.. They kept on chanting the name of Ram.. you live long being the Ram"!
The poster was a part of the programme launched by the Congress leaders ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit to Patna.
The state Congress has been organizing a series of programmes, including public meetings, to mobilise people’s support Rahul Gandhi's ‘Jan Akansha’ rally in February.