Days after the posters of Rae Bareli MP Sonia Gandhi and Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi, alleging that they have gone missing surfaced in their respective constituencies something similar was seen in Varanasi, only this time the target was none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to a report by The Indian Express, people in Varanasi have put up posters for “lapata Varanasi saansad (missing Varanasi MP)” Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As per the report, the posters surfaced on Friday and carried a photograph of the PM with a message: “jaane woh kaun sa desh jahan tum chale gaye”.
Not just this, the people who had put up these posters also took a dig by taking credit for it. The credit for the poster has been given to “laachar, bebas evam hatash Kashiwasi (helpless and disappointed residents of Varanasi)”. The poster alleges that the local MP was last seen in Varanasi on March 4, 5 and 6, doing roadshows and other programmes while seeking votes in UP polls.
The poster further added that a missing FIR will be lodged against PM Modi if he is not traced soon. Even though it was reported that these posters were removed from most places, they were spotted on the walls at the entrance of the district and session court till Friday evening.
PM Modi had visited Varanasi in March to address rallies for the Assembly polls. Back then, he had stayed in Varanasi for a three-day campaign. BJP MLA from Varanasi (North), Ravindra Jaiswal, claimed the Opposition parties were behind the posters. “The political opponents are mentally disturbed. They are frustrated and therefore, have done this. BJP has taken cognizance of this,” Jaiswal said.
“These posters might be Opposition’s way to defame the PM and BJP because they have no issue left against BJP,” said BJP Kashi region spokesperson Sanjay Bhardwaj while adding that the PM was keeping a constant watch on the happenings in Varanasi and development works and problems of locals are being redressed at his constituency camp office.