Catchy campaign slogans have been a staple of the Indian election scene for several decades.
Let’s take a look at some of the notable ones over the years. (It’s important to keep in mind that the slogans lose their punch when translated into English):
* Jana Sangh ko vote do, bidi peena chod do; Bidi mein tambaku hai, Congresswala daku hai (Vote for Jan Sangh, stop smoking and drinking; Bidi has tobacco, Congressmen are dacoits) – Jan Sangh
* Indira Hatao (Drive out Indira) – Congress (O)
* Wo kehte hain Indira Hatao, hum kehte hain Garibi Hatao (Abolish Poverty) – Congress (R)
* Kushal Neta, Nirnayak Sarkaar (Able Leader, Decisive Government) – BJP
* UP hui hamari hai, ab dilli ki bari hai; Bharat ki majboori hai, behen Mayawati zaroori hai (Now that UP is ours, it is Delhi’s turn; India needs Mayawati) – BSP
* Congress ka hath, aam aadmi ke sath (Congress is with the common man) – Congress
* Jai Ho – Congress
umm, hey, you ever tried writing a book? Or, maybe I could rephrase it. How come you never tried writing a book?! Yours is the only blog I read with as much enthusiasm as I write mine 🙂
We promised several months ago to write a short story…started on it and then put it aside. We hope to move on it quickly now.
Will have an Indian-setting…and will try for an O.Henry-esque ending.