Political parties are leaving no stone unturned in wooing the general public of India before the upcoming elections of 2019. For a long period of time, BJP leaders are working out a strategy to involve the voters who have traditionally been against the party, which includes Dalits and Muslims. Hoping to connect with Dalits, BJP hosted a grand khichdi feast at the Ramlila Maidan on January 6 and cooked 5,000 kg of Khichdi. It was called “samrasta khichdi“.
The khichdi was cooked and served as part of BJP’s Bhim Mahasangam programme. With this event, the party is eyeing a world record in Guinness.
The rice and lentils were collected from the Dalits only. The khichdi was prepared in a single vessel with 400 kg of rice, 100 kg of lentils, 350 kg of vegetables, 100 kg of desi ghee, 100 litres of oil, 2,500 litres of water and 250 kg of spices. Delhi BJP SC Morcha president, Mohan Lal Gihara informed that the khichdi was served to 25,000 people at the Ramlila Maidan. The chef Vishnu Manohar was specially called from Nagpur. He had earlier attempted a world record by preparing 3000 kilograms of khichdi in Nagpur.
But surprisingly, this is how the netizens reacted on BJP’s ‘khichdi-politics’.
Hadd hai besharmi ki, khana dena to door raha ab apni rallies ke liye khana bhi logo se le rahe hain!
— SDA (@shadabtyagi) January 6, 2019
Congress should prepare ‘Kheer’ with Rice collected from Janeodhari Households & milk collected from Gaushalas…🤔
— Devender Prasad (@deven94123) January 6, 2019
Itne burey din bjp k liye ki public bulane k liye ab khaney ka lalach…
— Ritesh Kumar (@ritesh1623) January 6, 2019
Kitna drama hian be
— Kaushik (@NeeRjJj) January 6, 2019
enjoy free meal……. BJP/RSS guys must give one stray cattle to each of the invitees to take care at their homes,
— jmr (@jmrtamilan) January 6, 2019
😂😂, खिचड़ी भी खायेंगे और वोट भी नहीं देंगे ।
— Jack (@perryellsss) January 6, 2019
खुद! …काजू और मशरूम खाओ।
और जनता को #खिचड़ी?!
— peace lover..👈 (@vky0038) January 6, 2019
At this moment, we can’t say that how much this ‘Khichdi-feast’ will benefit the party, but at least we can hope that the citizens are smart enough to understand this. What is your opinion on this step by BJP?