With the recent Indian elections coming to a conclusion, entertainment channels have heaved a huge sigh of relief and are now looking forward to implementing creative ways to capture the viewers attention from news channels.
In this bid, a popular entertainment channel have signed up none other than the “beta shree” of India, Rahul G, for their popular “Swayamvar” season 4.
While the channel is upbeat on the chances of its success and influx of TRP, Congress have termed the news as a “victory” of Rahul over Narendra Modi and called it proof that there is no Modi wave in the country.
“This is the right move to empower the people of this nation to have a fair chance at marrying ‘The most eligible bachelor of India’. This goes hand-in-hand with the motto of the party – Congress ka haath, aam aadmi ke saath. The party wants to show the country that we walk the talk in our ideology. This also proves that there is no Modi wave in the country, as nobody is interested in marrying Modi,” a party insider revealed.
Sources have said the move is aimed to strategically improve the image of Rahul, as celebrities like Rakhi Sawant and Rahul Mahajan are perceived to have undergone a positive makeover in their image through this show.
“We are committed to our endeavors to provide entertainment to the public. Keeping in line with this we have signed up Shri Rahul Gandhi as this is sure to boost our viewership and entertainment quotient. The show is scheduled to go on air after the IPL and FIFA World cup conclude, allowing us to strategically capture viewers’ prime time evening slot,” said Mr. Amol Shinde, PR director of the channel.
Meanwhile, BJP sources have ridiculed this news, and called this a conspiracy to fool the people.
“Hamare desh mein kanyaaon ka swayamvar hota hai. Rahul Gandhi ke iss swayamvar mein kanyaaon ko kya kya kartab karne padenge Rahul ka haath jeetne ke liye? Yeh desh ki janta ko bewakoof banane ki koshish hai,” a party worker was quoted as saying. (In our country swayamvar happens only for girls. In this swayamvar of Rahul Gandhi, what feats will girls have to perform to win the hand of Rahul? This is an effort to fool the public)
Twitter has also erupted in reaction with AAP activist Ashutosh, former CM Digvijay Singh and Priyanka Vadra all tweeting their views.
“@Ashutosh83D: We dare Narendra Modi to beat Rahul Gandhi in this battle. Does the 56-inch chest have the courage for it?”
“@divijaya_67: Mine and Amrita ji’s blessings with Rahul ji. Great platform for him to choose from the best in the country. My door always open for advice.”
“@subramanian_swami93: This is blatant attempt to fool the nation. Will seek supreme court’s advice on this.”
“@prigandhi: Superb news brother! Vadra ji keh rahe hain shaadi me behmaano ke liye helicopter pickup unki taraf se toffee. Pardon me for weak hindi.”
“@NamoNamoFan: @prigandhi toffee nahi tohfa! Haan jo ladki rahul ko lollipop ya toffee degi woh hi winner hogi. Shaadi ke guests (mehmaan) toh waise bhi beimaan hi hain ROFL”.
And finally, Rahul himself has taken to twitter to reveal his joy and thanked his mother for it.
“@RaGa: Thanks everyone! Mummy has been a huge inspiration to me. This is victory for women empowerment. We want to empower women. Women will be empowered through this show. #WomenEmpowerment”