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Congress appropriates Game of Thrones cast to bash BJP

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Apr 16, 2019, 12:39 pm IST
Updated : Apr 16, 2019, 12:39 pm IST

The Congress party took advantage of HBO’s drama-filled television series ‘Game of Thrones’ to launch an attack on PM Narendra Modi and BJP.

Congress’ tweet gave the show’s tagline a twist and cast Team Modi as characters. (Photo:INCIndia)
 Congress’ tweet gave the show’s tagline a twist and cast Team Modi as characters. (Photo:INCIndia)

New Delhi: The Congress party took advantage of HBO’s drama-filled television series ‘Game of Thrones’-- back for its hugely anticipated eight and final season -- to launch a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhartiya Janata Party.

Congress’ tweet gave the show’s tagline a twist and cast Team Modi as characters who keep the mammoth show popular.

Posting several tweets under the hashtag #BJPGameofThieves, Congress posted: ‘Spoiler Alert: When you play the Game of Thieves, you either lose or you bribe.’ The line has been taken from the show’s most popular dialogue that goes like, ‘When you play the game of thrones, you either win or you die.’ 

For those not too familiar with the show, the Congress party has cast PM Modi as the blue-eyed Night King who leads the army of the dead and is expected to be the fiercest opponent in this season’s final battle for the seven kingdoms aka Westeros.

Union Minister Rajnath Singh has been given the character of Walder Frey who pioneered the ‘Red Wedding’. Amit Shah, doning a gown, has been compared to evil Queen Cersie Lannister. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari gets the Joffrey Baratheon crown. Karnataka chief Yeddyurappa is depicted as Tywin Lannister -- the grey head warrior and the Hand of the King. 

UP CM Yogi Adityanath is the show’s most popular and important character — Jon Snow. ‘The King in the North’ -- he is highly speculated to get the Iron Throne and be the leader of the seven kingdoms.

On Prime Minister’s right stands Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is compared with Lord Petyr Baelish, also known as ‘Littlefinger’, the master of coins.

The viral post comes as the first episode of season 8 was aired worldwide on Monday, arousing excitement among fans who had waited for nearly two years.

The Congress’ spoof video received mixed reaction on Twitter with people demanding and speculating a Congress version of the poster.

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