Guwahati, March 12, 2019
Rap songs or popular catchphrases from movies have become the new preferred mode of campaigning for Indian political parties. With the Election Commission of India announcing the dates for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Congress, riding high on Gully Boy spirit, asked the public to register as a voter before the deadline as “Apna Time Aayega” (Our Time Will Come).
“Acche din aaye nahi, par apna time aayega (Good days didn’t come but our time will come. Register nahi kiya toh vote ka chance jayega (If you don’t register, you will miss the chance to vote) #makeitcount,” tweeted Congress. It was retweeted by Congress Rajya Sabha, Bhubaneswar Kalita.
Now that the Election Commission has announced the dates for the Lok Sabha elections, you only have a few weeks to register as a voter before the deadline. Make sure you get a chance to exercise your right, register here: https://t.co/rvn2KWpPS4#RegisterToVote pic.twitter.com/Yj7n3cH19y
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 10, 2019
The voting will be conducted in seven phases for the Lok Sabha election 2019. The Lok Sabha elections in Assam will be held in three phases on April 11th, 18th and 23rd, 2019.
It may be mentioned that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has a Gully Boy inspired rap on Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is trending, while Assam Police’s similarly inspired rap poem is winning over the Twitterati.
Internet ki gully
Mayaa jaal hai pyaare
Muft haath aaye
Wo ye maal hai pyaare.
Yahan scammers ke sare sardar hain na
Ginti me jo ye sare beshumar hain na.
Tumko ab ye sab samjhaana hai
Sunkar bole @RanveerOfficial,
O ye to mera wala gaana hai! 🎤 pic.twitter.com/nImdielCAL
— Assam Police (@assampolice) February 13, 2019
The BJP had also released a video targeting Rahul Gandhi with the Azaadi song from Gully Boy. In a counter attack, Congress also released a rap video on party president Rahul Gandhi on Twitter based on the new hit Gully Boy rap song.
Achhe din aane waale hain (Good days are coming) was the slogan of the BJP for the 2014 Indian general election. The slogan was coined by the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. After the BJP’s historic victory in that election, sayings that include the words acche din (good days) have been used both to express optimism in or critically discuss the Modi government.
Directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, the film Gully Boy is a story inspired by the slum rappers of Dharavi. It stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Kalki Koechlin.
The Congress is eyeing at least 20 seats out of the total 25 seats in the region in the upcoming general elections. All India Congress Committee president Rahul urged the party workers to work towards achieving the goal.
In the last general elections, the Congress won just three seats out of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam while the BJP won seven seats.