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Meghna and Tanisha’s valentine gift to Modi and Rahul, respectively?

I don’t know what to say to these mediawalas. Suddenly, they got two small time models Meghna Patel and Tanisha Singh in headlines for posing nude with just a poster of Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi! None of the media asked them who had sponsored their photo-shoots, as they seemed not well to do models. Who inspired or suggested them to do these naked shoots to campaign for Modi and Rahul? What were their sole intentions behind this drama? Bizarre as it sounds, model Meghna Patel who was last seen in the show ‘Kahaani Chandrakanta Ki’ apparently did an extremely risqué photo shoot. While shedding all her embarrassments for the camera, Meghna is seen holding just a big poster that reads ‘Vote for Modi’ to hide her assets. The pictures that have gone viral on the internet did not meet with positive response from the BJP. If this campaign or stunt was brainchild of BJP’s promotion cell, then they might have not over reacted on it or they might have kept quiet. BJP knows, every publicity is good publicity at this moment. The news report says that the BJP members are not happy with this development and are dismissing this as a publicity stunt by the starlet. However, this isn’t the first time that the glamour world has tried to attach itself with BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Recently, actor Salman Khan made headlines after he called Modi a “good man” during a kite flying festival in Ahmedabad where the actor was promoting his film ‘Jai Ho’. Bollywood hottie Mallika Sherawat had in the past come in the limelight for crooning ‘happy birthday’ to Narendra Modi.

VHP, Sangh Parivar, BJP and all other group of workers who oppose many things in the name of morality and culture are also quite on this issue. They are in a mood to accept anything for Modi. Why aren’t they breaking public property and beating up these actresses for posing nude with their PM candidate posters? Why are they quiet now? Even Shiv Sena has not commented yet. Why this C grade model has done is not opposed by anyone. Who wanted to make Meghna famous and what are their plans for her in future? Why this type of campaign and what was the intention? They both might be attention seekers as they have nothing to do in this industry at the moment. This is neither BJP nor RSS or Congress culture. BJP, Congress culture is to loot India while appearing to be respectable.

Recently, the Supreme Court has ruled in a verdict that also upholds the Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression. In a ruling SC said, “A picture of a nude or semi-nude woman published in newspapers or magazines cannot be called obscene unless it has the tendency to arouse “sexual passion””. The picture should be suggestive of (depraved) mind and designed to excite sexual passion. So no legal action can be taken against Meghna and Tanisha unless their pictures provoke anyone. Even these models are not that glamourous that they can really be even able to convey their message. BJP alliances with B-town are on strategy to earn more votes? Well, these are a few questions that are expected to arise after you take a look at the photos of model Meghna Patel, posing nude with Modi poster. Not too long ago, actors Mallika Sherawat and Salman Khan also made headlines for supporting Modi. While the former had crooned ‘Happy Birthday’, the ‘Dabangg’ Khan hailed ‘good man’ Modi when he visited Ahmedabad to promote his film ‘Jai Ho’. Will the filmy support work in Modi’s favour?

Anyways, Modi was called a “publicity stunt expert” by Sharad Pawar who accused him of misguiding people. “If corporate houses had not given so much financial support to Modi would he have managed to get so much publicity?” Gowda said. There are many political leaders who believe Modi is an air created by gimmicks and publicity stunts. A Washington-based firm, Apco Worldwide, was hired by Modi sometime in August this year last year, in the run-up to an important Assembly election, to improve his image before the world community. The firm has a distinction of taking contracts of boosting images of leaders who fell out of favour of their followers. On the face of it, Apco Worldwide’s brief is to build and sell Brand Gujarat to the international community. But according to sources Modi, who was denied visa by the US earlier because of the taint he earned in the 2002 riots, wants his image to be improved so that he gets to visit the US in future.

Modi regime feels lobbying is required to attract much-sought foreign direct investment (FDI) which has been a cause of concern even though Gujarat is topping the charts among Indian states in terms of overall investments, according to latest statistics brought out by the Reserve Bank of India. The Gujarat government pays Apco 25,000 USD per month for the Modi image building exercise. Modi thought of this image-building exercise during his visit to Switzerland earlier. His government shortlisted some seven national and international firms, without floating tenders of which two were shortlisted. Even though it quoted a sum that was three times more than others, Apco was picked for the job. The reason given was that Apco has a better team. Apco has former senators from Republican and Democratic parties working with it. Just for the sake of power Modi can do anything.

They talk about dynasty and democracy but never follow what they preach. BRAND images are created for personal gains. Modi’s PR machine never sleeps, but in election time, goes into overdrive. Let it be Meghna or his paid internet bunch, everyone is assigned and engaged to get Modi on biggest post of this country. Post election results will tell, whether all these things favoured Modi or not.

Vaidehi Taman
Vaidehi an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with Honourary Doctorate in Journalism, Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. for 14 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazine Beyond The News (international). She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which caters to her freelance jobs.

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