This Diwali cracker manufacturers have got innovative. They are making full use of their creativity to churn out fun for their products. While Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party is imploding in the midst of a big fight between its top leaders, cracker manufacturers in Allahabad are not missing a chance to taunt the political class. Photos posted by ANI showed crackers with titles like ‘Amar Singh ki phuljhadi’ and ‘Samajwadi tag war’. No, this isn’t all. There’s more. Sample this, Against a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a cracker box proclaims ‘Modi bam’ (Modi bomb). There are also boxes of rockets titled ‘Surgical strike’ alongside pictures of Army men with weapons.
The cracker boxes come with glossy pictures of the SP leaders including Mulayam Singh and Shivpal Yadav. There’s also a dig at Ram Gopal Yadav, the SP leader who was expelled from the party earlier this week with a cracker dedicated to him saying ‘Ramgopal Yadav ki lal mirchi’. Ramgopal, seen as a strong supporter of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, was accused of plotting conspiracies against the party and later sacked.
Any more reasons needed to but crackers this Diwali?