In the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, a satirical video titled “Rahul vs Modi” debating on India’s potential prime ministerial candidates has gone viral on social networking sites.
The video is a parody on the well-known debate between NDA prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who has become famous for his rallies addressed across the nation, and projected Congress nominee Rahul Gandhi.
The video begins with two surgeons in an operating theatre. A power outage in the building begins the never-ending discussion on ‘Rahul vs Modi’.
While Rahul has painted secularism as Congress’ prime electoral agenda against the communal BJP, Modi has been rehashing his ‘Gujarat model of development’ at every rally he has addressed this year.
Every major subject that has become a dispute between the two biggest political parties has been mocked in the video, which has received more than 1,5 lakh views on Youtube since it was uploaded on Sunday.
From 2002 Gujarat riots to corruption scams that have marred the UPA governance, the political satire compels the viewer to choose between the better of two evils.
The video has been produced by comedy collective “All India Bakchod’, the same group of stand-up comedians who had pushed out “It’s Your Fault” parody on India’s rape culture featuring actress Kalki Koechlin and VJ JuhiPandey.
“It’s Your Fault” had also gone viral on social media, getting around 1, 25,000 hits in less than 48 hours of its release.