The BJP’s agenda, which includes Modi’s vision of strong and grandiose India and an attractive lifestyle for youth along with a promise of a good career has been a hit amongst the youth, which is something, the saffron party can cheer about.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal, who gave spectacular performance in Delhi Assembly elections, has instilled no imprint among the Varanasi youth due to his ‘negative’ brand of politics.

The youngsters are not at all talking about Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidates. Besides, the Congress seems to be losing its ground fast as it is yet to name its candidate for Varanasi seat for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Varanasi will go to polls on 12th May. Though Modi is yet to make a visit in the holy city post-poll date announcement, the Gujarat Chief Minister seems to be that focal force around whom the ‘fulcrum of political dynamics’ are revolving.

The BJP and Sangh Parivar workers are beaming with confidence and Modi is the prime subject of discussion everywhere. Modi’s supporters form a sizeable chunk of the gathering in every discussion.

Varanasi residents, who are known for their liking towards debates and discussion, indulge in political conversations, primarily centered around Modi from dawn to dusk to late night.

Most of the students of premier institutes based in the city – Banaras Hindu University, Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Central University for Tibetan Studies, have put their money on Modi.

They don’t look up to Modi as a leader but a guardian, who is making a sincere effort towards providing them a safe and secured future. The youth are pretty impressed over the way people get jobs in Gujarat without any discrimination.

The youngsters are mighty also impressed with Modi’s ‘Nation First’ slogan and at the same time, they are quite peeved with the Congress government for hurting nation’s morale in the international arena.  

Arvind Kejriwal, during his recent visit to Varanasi, slammed the Gujarat model of development and also accused the BJP stalwart of practising and promoting divisive politics. Instead, the former Delhi chief minister has become a laughing stock among them. In fact, according to them, Kejriwal resigning from the post of Delhi Chief Minister and arriving in Varanasi to campaign against Modi is nothing but a stunt. At the same time, his observation that a stable government is not necessary had a retaliatory effect on the AAP convener.

Cyber world flooded with jokes on Kejriwal

The way cyber ‘army’ had created a fertile ground for Arvind Kejriwal prior to Assembly elections in Delhi, Team Modi is doing things on similar lines in Varanasi.

Most of the messages, which are making round on popular instant messenger WhatsApp and social networking website Facebook are related to Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal.

This cyber campaign, sponsored by BJP, without referring directly to Modi is seeking to lay ample emphasis on his personality and trying to present it in a strong and convincing manner. 


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