BJP Varanasi publicity wing has released a poster with Nehru – Edwina Mountbatten; Digvijay Singh and his alleged second wife; Shashi Tharoor with Sunanda Pushkar; also mentioning SP leaders Mulayam (2 wives)and Azam Khan (6 wives).
These photos were contrasted with “Deshpremi” Narendra Modi, who left his wife, family and dedicated his life to the society as RSS pracharak first, later as a politician. The poster asks the public to choose between “Desh Premi and wives premis” of Congress and SP.The extreme move is a direct reaction to the recent attack on Modi’s marital status. Rahul Gandhi has commented that how can the women of the country believe a person who has not given the proper respect to his wife, and is also alleged to have run behind another woman sitting in the CM post.
The fourth phase of polling in this session of elections is underway but nobody has brought the key contenders to the top spot to a common platform and organized a debate on policy issues. Instead wives, lovers, other relations outside marriage is taking center stage in an appalling display of lack of social responsibility and agenda setting at a crucial stage for the country.