- In the previous election, BJP's "Acche Din" slogan caught nation's fancy
- Opposition parties have referred to the phrase over the years to taunt PM
- Samajwadi chief Akhilesh Yadav also referred to the slogan in a tweet
In election season, the first-ever image of a black hole in a galaxy far, far away has provided material for Akhilesh Yadav's latest swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP. Referring to the ruling party's 2014 slogan, the Samajwadi Party chief commented that "acche din (good times)" are still not visible even though a black hole is.
"Now even the black hole has been seen. Bas acche din hi hai jo nazar nahin aate (Only good times remain invisible)," Akhilesh Yadav said in a tweet this morning, a day after voting began for staggered national elections. He posted the tweet along with the photo of the supermassive black hole 54 million light years away in a galaxy known as Messier 87, captured by a network of radio telescopes.
अब तो ब्लैक होल भी दिख गया। बस अच्छे दिन ही हैं जो नज़र नहीं आते। pic.twitter.com/C8kKlYoiPj— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) April 11, 2019
In the previous election, the BJP's "Acche Din" catchphrase caught the nation's fancy as the party promised an end to corruption and a revival of the economy, the two main issues that the previous Congress-led UPA government struggled with towards the end of its rule.
Over the years, opposition party leaders have repeatedly referred to the phrase to taunt PM Modi.
In this election, Akhilesh Yadav has teamed up with his bitter rival Mayawati to try and outdo the BJP in 80-seat Uttar Pradesh, where a massive 71-seat haul had contributed significantly to the party's stunning majority in 2014.
The national election, held in seven phases, will end on May 19. The results will be declared on May 23.