Postering Out Modi

November 05 2018

Just ahead of the ‘ceremonious’ unveiling of the Sardar Patel statue by PM Modi, the Gujarat government had made elaborate preparations and security arrangements. But suddenly a few days before that, in all the areas where Modi’s posters had been put up, local dalits and tribals pasted over them their own posters, which demanded to know why there is no such statue of Dalit icon Babasaheb Ambedkar or tribal rebel hero Birsa Munda. The shocked state admin hastily got into action and got fresh posters of Modi put up. But again that second night, the tribal-dalit-posters came up pasted over Modis’. Finally, it took the deployment of 5,000 cops to protect the posters and fight the anger of the subalterns.

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