Varanasi: In a bid to campaign for the upcoming elections, Narendra Modi has decided to make an appearance on the popular show ‘Taarak Mehta ka Oolta Chashma’ on Sab TV.
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in an interview with a leading news channel slammed Modi’s decision to appear on a show where the main protagonist is a Gujarati.
He was quoted saying, “Aapne wo programme dekha hai? Maine dekha hai, main IT officer reh chukka hu, pura chittha hai mere paas in show waalon ka, kaha se aata hai in k paas paisa show chalane ka? 1-1 episode k itne paise dete hai actors ko, jitney me mere Govt. wale flat ka rent ho jaye. Ye sab BJP waale bik gaye hai, upar se us episode me Modi sirf Jethalal k ghar kyu jaate hai? Humare musalmaan bhai aur sikh bhai bhi hai us show me, unk ghar kyu nahi?, Ye sab communal forces hai, desh ko….”
He was intervened by Punya Prasoon Bajpai in the midst, who was heard saying “bahut krantikaari ho jaega”.
Modi took a jibe and retorted in his usual lyrical intonation during his rally in Varanasi “Ye to janta ka pyaar hai humare liye, Shehzaade aur AK49 nahi samajh payenge, janta har samay humse jude rehna chahte hai, isiliye to hum in shows me ja rahe hai”.
Insider sources reveal that Modi is supposed to appear on shows like Khatron k Khiladi, CID among others. He will ride a lion in the ‘Khatron k khiladi’ episode which will be shot in Uttar Pradesh.
Sources reveal that The UPA team is also leaving no stone unturned and Rahul Gandhi is again making his agenda clear by making appearances in shows like Balika Vadhu, Pavitra Rishta, Uttaran and MTV Roadies, which clearly champion the cause of Women and Youth Empowerment. He will also make appearances in Beintehaa and Qubool Hai, however this decision did not go down well with the Samajwadi Party who asserted that this was clearly to woo the Muslim votebank and strengthen their secular image.
Meanwhile AAP leader Kejriwal, along with Ashutosh and Kumar Vishwas is trying to make an appearance in “Comedy Nights with Kapil” because it is the only show where he can be among the people and talk directly to them, however the producer of the show are not too keen to have him on the show. Party sources reveal that Ashutosh and Kumar Vishwas were planning to launch their own show “Comedy days with Kumar and Ashutosh”. With the parties like AAP and Congress copying BJP’s idea Meenakshi Lekhi quipped they are “Nakalchi Bandar”.
Sources close to BJP confirm that they are launching a daily 1 hour show by Narendra Modi on ‘Aastha’ and ‘Sanskaar’ channel from morning 9AM-10AM, which would be hosted by Ramdev Baba. It is likely to go on-air from next week, disclosed an aide.