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Congress-BJP now, engage in poster war after 'plagiarism' claims over slogan use

Saturday, 25 January 2014 - 10:52am IST | Agency: dna webdesk

The BJP has claimed that Congress have used Narendra Modi's slogan in the new Rahul Gandhi ad.

With the 2014 Lok Sabha polls heating up, both the BJP and Congress are leaving no stone unturned as they race to gain leverage ahead of the big election.

On Friday morning, the newspapers all around the country had a big ad with Rahul Gandhi on it and a slogan that read, 'Main Nahin, Hum' as the Congress Vice-President stands ahead with men and women representing different strata of society.

The interesting thing to note is that this same slogan was used by Narendra Modi three years ago during his ‘better administration’ drive in Gujarat.

Online a picture of Modi and the Gujarat campaign with the same slogan from three years ago went viral.

The Congress was left embarrassed due to the alleged goof-up. BJP leader Yashwant Sinha commenting on the ad said, "They (Congress) are copycats. They are in desperation and are ready to go to any extent."

Defending the Congress, spokesperson Shoba Oza said, "The slogan is not anyone’s parental property.”

The Congress in 2004 used 'Aam Aadmi Ko Kya Mila' (What did the common man get), a response to the BJP's 'India Shining' campaign. While in 2009, the campaign was 'Congress Ka Haath, Aam Aadmi ke Saath' (Congress' hand is always with the common man).

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