UP Polls get funny: Rahul remembers Michelle Obama, Dimple explains what is ‘kaarnaama’

By: | Published: March 6, 2017 6:44 PM

The stage is now set for the seventh and last phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017.

 dimple yadav, akhilesh yadav, rahul gandhi, sp congress, bjp, uttar pradesh assembly election 2017, up elections 2017, up poll, up election 2017, up election, narendra modi, modi varanasi, uttar pradeshCongress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav and other leaders during their road show in Varanasi on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

The stage is now set for the seventh and last phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017, but not before an unprecedented campaign that was marked by bitterness, personal attacks and, of course, rhetorics and jokes. The high-voltage campaign for the final phase of elections in the state was marked by show of strength by the BJP, the SP-
Congress combine and the BSP in PM Narendra Modi’s Varanasi constituency. Even PM Modi camped in Varanasi for three days. On March 8, people will vote for 40 seats spread over seven districts includin five in Varanasi.  The last day of the campaign was also marked by interesting remarks by political leaders against their opponents.

Here we take a look at who said what against whom.

Rahul Gandhi while promising to promote local industry in Jaunpur: “Jab Obama Ji ki patni Amreeka me apni rasoi me kuch pakaye; patilon ko dekhke kahen sundar patila hai aur patile pe likha ho Made in Jaunpur {When Barack Obama’s wife (MIchelle Obama) cook something in her kitchen in America, and look at the beatuiful vessel with the tag of Made in Jaunpur.}

Rahul Gandhi on PM Modi’s road shows: “Do din pehle roadshow hua usse baat nahi bani, phir kal roadshow hua usse bhi baat nahi bani,aaj sun rahe hain Modiji pedal ja rahe hain (He organised roadshow in Varanasi in roadshow two days ago but it didn’t work. Then he had another roadshow yesterday. But it also didn’t work. Now, I have heard that he is walking.)

Rahul Gandhi on Modi’s Varanasi stay: “Banaras mein Modiji ki picture ka bar bar retake ho raha hai,4 din mein Modiji ne 4 baar retake liya magar baat nahi ban rahi (Modi ji has taken four retakes of his photos in four days but it didn’t work.)

Dimple Yadav on ‘Kaarnaama’: (Piyush Goyalji gaye press conference karne aur hotel ki bijli khud hi gol kardi, isko kaarnaama kehte hain (Piyush Goyal, Union power minister, went for a press conference and got electricity in the hotel off himself. This is called ‘kaarnaama.)

Amit Shah on opposition: BSP, SP and Congress will blow in BJP storm.

Mayawati on Modi’s Varanasi campaign: For the first time saw such a drama after independence.

Mayawati on Akhilesh Yadav: ‘Babua (Akhilesh) says stone elephants are still standing. SP Babua advertised BSP symbol for free.

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