Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) put up posters across the country on Thursday against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under the nationwide ‘Modi Hatao Desh Bachao’ campaign. Party workers put up posters in local languages in 22 states, including Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Jammu and Kashmir.
It was on the occasion of Shaheed Diwas on 23rd March that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had launched a ‘Modi Hatao Desh Bachao’ campaign from Jantar Mantar. At the time, the party had announced that it would lead a nationwide campaign on March 30th and these posters would be put up across the country.
Following the previously announced program, AAP workers across the country started putting up ‘Modi Hatao Desh Bachao’ posters from Wednesday night itself. The Aam Aadmi Party put up posters in 22 states, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. During this time, AAP workers had to face opposition from the police for putting up posters in public places. In many places, the police took AAP workers into custody and confiscated the posters, while in some places, the police themselves removed the posters.
During this campaign, party workers had to face police resistance in several parts of the country. In many places, the police seized the posters and even detained party workers. Haryana police detained AAP Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Sushil Gupta and senior leader Shri Anurag Dhanda for some duration. A large number of workers protested against the Haryana police demanding the release of the two leaders. Similarly, in Pune, Ahmedabad, and other places in Maharashtra, police detained several AAP workers and seized their posters.
Similarly, in Uttar Pradesh, party workers had to face opposition from the police, and some were taken into custody before being released later.
Similarly, Aam Aadmi Party workers Shri Kiran Kamble, Shri Rohan Rokade, and Shri Ikbal Tamboli were detained by the Faraskhana police in Pune and their banners were seized. Dr. Abhijit More, Shri Sujit Agrawal, Advocate Ganesh Tharkude, and Advocate Harshal Bhosale reached the station and protested against the detainment of the activists. In Ahmedabad, police detained five workers of the Aam Aadmi Party for pasting posters, including the district in-charge of Mehsana. In Maharashtra, some activists were also detained by the police. In Ahmedabad, the police detained Aam Aadmi Party workers Paresh Tulsiani and Natubhai Thakor on charges of putting up posters.
In Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, Aam Aadmi Party workers also put up ‘Modi Hatao Desh Bachao’ posters and posted selfies on social media. In the Prime Minister’s home state of Gujarat, party workers also put up the posters in various places.
The leaders of AAP reached out to the people and said that the country is on the verge of destruction due to the poorly educated Prime Minister. They said that there is only one voice coming out from every village in the country and that is ‘Modi Hatao Desh Bachao’. The leaders further added that if the country has to be saved, then the poorly educated Prime Minister has to be removed. The country has suffered a lot because of PM Narendra Modi and for a growing India it is time to have a well-educated Prime Minister.
Leaders of AAP also said that it was the last time during British rule that people were detained for putting up posters across the country. At the time, no one could distribute pamphlets or print papers. Laws were made by the Britishers at that time to suppress the voice of India’s freedom fighters. PM Narendra Modi is using the same laws in this day and age to suppress the voice of the people.