With BRS MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha facing interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate in New Delhi, anti-BJP and anti Modi posters are back in Hyderabad.
In a show of solidarity with Kavitha, the posters lauded her courage to face the ED when other leaders quietly joined BJP following raids from central agencies. Reacting sharply to one of the posters that depicted the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as ten-headed Ravana, activists of BJP’s youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) pulled it down. The poster was put up at Jubilee Bus Stand in Secunderabad.
The BRS has been involved in a poster war with the BJP and every time the prime minister or a senior BJP leader visits the state or after the Union Budget, the ruling party would use posters to get its point across to the public against the BJP.
The poster on Modi depicted him as Ravana with each of his ten heads representing various central probe agencies. Apart from the ED, the CBI, the IT, the IB, the NIA and the NCB, “Adani” and “EC (Election Commission)” are shown as other heads of the character of Ramayana.
The poster carried tag lines, “The destroyer of democracy” and “Grandfather of hypocrisy”, on top and the bottom, respectively, drawing upon a quote from the BRS leader KT Rama Rao which he used in a scathing attack on the prime minister after his sister Kavitha was summoned by the ED.
In another series of posters based on popular advertisement of a detergent powder, tainted Opposition leaders are shown to be whitewashed after raids and joining the saffron ranks. Leaders like YS Chowdary, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Narayan Rane, Suvendu Adhikary all faced probes and raids and later joined BJP.
However, Kavitha was shown in the posters as one who remained the same even after “raid” with the tagline “true colours never fade.” All the posters proclaimed “Bye Bye Modi”, a refrain that found its way in most of the posters put up by BRS in the past.
Apart from the posters, several BRS leaders, including ministers like V Srinivas Goud, Satyavathi Rathore and Sabita Indra Reddy, reached Delhi in support of Kavitha.