IN THE run-up to Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, actor Vivek Oberoi on Sunday campaigned on behalf of the BJP in the capital, urging the people to vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The actor, who plays Modi in the biopic “PM Narendra Modi”, asked Delhiites to vote for the Prime Minister on all seven seats in the city. After almost three hours of wait, Oberoi arrived at the Constitution Club of India for the event, titled ‘Saaton seetein Modi ko’ (All seven seats for Modi) and started off his under four-minute-long address with “How’s the josh?”, the popular dialogue from the film, “Uri: The Surgical Strike”.
Earlier this year, at the inauguration of the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai, the Prime Minister also opened his address with the same punch line. Showing off his inked finger, the actor said, “The people of Mumbai have shown the finger in the right direction. I’m talking about the correct finger. Now it’s time the people of Delhi showed the finger.
So, ‘Saaton seetein, Modi ko’.” Mumbai cast its vote on April 29. Without taking any names from the Opposition party, Oberoi attacked the Congress for “looting the nation in the past 70 years” and called on the ‘chowkidars’ to protect the country. Vivek asked the citizens to “make more people aware and get them to vote for Modi”. “Delhi is important because as it is the heart of the country. Madhuri Dixit ji’s heart goes ‘dhak-dhak’, but the heart of our Bharat goes what? ‘Modi-Modi’. If Modiji is the heartbeat of the country, he will come back as the PM,” he added.