I remember a popular story I had read when I was in primary. An idol of some god was being carried on a donkey’s back. All villagers were bowing down to the idol and the donkey thought they are bowing down at him. The Jai Ho Campaign of Congress reminded me of this story. A patriotic song like “Jai Ho” will evoke feelings inside any Indian and Congress thinks it is smart to use it for campaigning.
5 years back when BJP were in power they had committed the same mistake. They had come up with “India Shining Campaign.” They had spent an estimate of $US20 million on it and finally had to admit that due to their overconfidence and wrong slogans they lost the elections. Women dressed in sarees playing cricket made no sense to the voters. Congress is trying their luck by following the footsteps. Though they have made a more sensible advertisement, the issue remains the same- shameless use of government resources for electoral purposes. Lage Raho Congress!! :P
Let me make it clear over here that I am not a fanatic of any party. In fact I believe with the popular saying: "Politicians and diapers have one thing in common --- they both should be changed regularly and for the same reason!"
Manish Tiwari, Congress party spokesperson, said, "If one party deserves the song to be played during campaigns it is the Congress party because of its image." Seriously I have no Comments about this...
As for the opposition, they have no other work but to ridicule the actions of the government. Corollary of
As for us voters, we can only wait and watch the consequences of the elections. As far as they say, “Democracy is where any two idiots outvote a genius”.