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From 'Cycle' to 'Lotus': UP streets flooded with vehicles flaunting BJP flags after Yogi Adityanath takes over as CM | Video

Lucknow, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 March 2017, 11:24 PM

There is a visible change on roads in Uttar Pradesh which is used to the banner, flags and cut-out culture. The never-ending love in some people to flaunt political power through their vehicles has witnessed a tilt towards the ‘lotus’ from the ‘cycle’.

The massive mandate in favour of the BJP in the recently-held Uttar Pradesh assembly election has suddenly changed people’s choice of flags they use on their vehicles (especially SUVs) as a sign of authority. 

The sight of high-end four-wheelers bearing the Samajwadi Party flags has started to fade on state roads. Now, the streets in UP are almost flooded with vehicles carrying BJP’s lotus symbol.

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This has also triggered a spurt in the sale of BJP flags. Even the local party leaders are buying hundreds of them for party supporters in their respective areas. A shopkeeper in Lucknow said that he now sells at least 50 flags a day as compared to two or three.

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Some young BJP workers also admit that putting a flag bearing the party symbol on their vehicle gives them a VIP-like feeling.

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First Published: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 07:42 PM
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