• Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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Modi’s BJP likens India PM to ‘Terminator’ Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘2024! I’ll be back’

The poster appeared on the eve of the opposition alliance INDIA’s (Indian National Democratic Inclusive Alliance) mega two-day (August 31-September 1) conclave in Mumbai.

A posted posted on X by India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party likening prime minister Narendra Modi to ‘Terminator’ Arnold Schwarzenegger (Picture: BJP X account/@BJP4India)

By: Shubham Ghosh

INDIA’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday (30) tweeted a poster depicting prime minister Narendra Modi as the fictional cyborg from the famous ‘Terminator’ film franchise featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, with a twist to the iconic dialogue “I’ll be back”.

The poster showing Modi reads “2024! I’ll be back!” to take a dig at the opposition’s attempt to put up a united front against the BJP and its National Democratic Alliance in next year’s general election.

In the picture which depicted the Hollywood actor’s famous poster from Terminator, Modi’s face was placed in place of Schwarzenegger and in place of the gun, he was seen holding the lotus, the BJP’s poll symbol.

The caption that the saffron party came up with social media platforms accompanying the poster said, “Opposition thinks PM Modi can be defeated. Dream on! The Terminator always wins.”

Modi has won two consecutive terms in 2014 and 2019 and has expressed confidence of returning for a third consecutive time.

The poster appeared on the eve of the opposition alliance INDIA’s (Indian National Democratic Inclusive Alliance) two-day (August 31-September 1) conclave in Mumbai in the western state of Maharashtra where more than 25 parties are likely to take a number of key decisions.

Several constituent parties of the NDA are also set to meet in Mumbai on the same two days for electoral strategy making. The government of Maharashtra, of which the BJP is a part, has also called for a two-day review meeting of all 48 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Maharashtra sends the second highest number of lawmakers to the Lok Sabha or the Lower House of the Indian parliament, after Uttar Pradesh which sends 80.

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