India is ruled by parties but run by personality cults! While our peers in democracy around the world have graduated to issue based politics, it seems we are still stuck in an era gone by. BJP has successfully boiled down the entire election in a country to the super-awesome powers of a single man and here is Samajwadi Party, quite late to wake up to the advantages of technology after bashing English and computers all the time but this time totally rocking it with its peppy new campaign song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awDYK97PQz0#t=82
The song goes, “Man se hai Mulayam par iraade loha hai…”. Here the obvious reference is to the one and only- Netaji, as Mulayam Singh is popularly known as. When it comes to regional political parties, most of them are one man show and Samajwadi Party is no exception (Though some national parties are one woman show too wink wink). However important and popular other leaders in such parties become, it is always going to be a two man show (The other man being the political heir Akhilesh Yadav).
If you listen to the song and find it entertaining, say thanks to Billy Joel first, rights to whose “We didn’t start the fire” have been brought by Samwajwadi Party to adapt as their campaign song. (Read this Indian Express report: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/billy-joel-started-the-fire-javed-ali-lights-it-afresh-for-sp/1200406/).
However catchy the song be but it goes on to highlight the obnoxious leaders our country has. Will these gentlemen really step aside and let us know where are we heading as a country because their towering images are obstructing our view?
The campaign song is definitely generating the buzz it wanted but we could not help and choose the ten best funny reactions online:
@KapilSibal what r ur views on ur ally mulayam,s billy joel ripoff SP anthem song! d slogan man se hain mulayam makes me ROFLOL!!!
— nikshep rai (@nikky283) November 29, 2013
Bwahahahaha – Chk out the official anthem of Samajwadi Party ‘MAN SE HAIN MULAYAM’http://t.co/98Lc9Blzxj” Billy Joel will be mighty pleased
— General Dong (@adityasavnal) November 28, 2013
Samajwadi party website will win the internet today #ManSeMulayam
— रीवियुएरो (@reviewero) November 29, 2013
What happened to me when I saw what Samajwadi party did to We Didn’t Start The Fire. pic.twitter.com/loWQohV0oB
— Peglet (@PedestrianPoet) November 28, 2013
Billy Joel is a Samajwadi. Don’t believe? Just click this and keep those headphones on http://t.co/B8NEGFquWM
— Muslimah (@raziasultan) November 28, 2013