Press Esc to close
Sunday 19 April 2015
News updated at 7:24 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 21.6°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Nitish beats Narendra Modi in 'pichkari' battle

Patna, March 26, 2013 (IANS)
Patna: BJP youth activists wearing masks of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during holi milan function in Patna on Monday. PTI Photo

It is a contest between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi -- and the former is ahead. "Pichkaris (colour sprinklers)" with pictures of the two leaders are doing brisk business in the markets here ahead of Holi.

Pichkaris bearing the photos of the two are more popular than those with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former chief minister Lalu Prasad.

"Demand for pichkaris with pictures of Nitish is high among girls, youth and children," shopkeeper Maheshwar Singh said on the eve of Holi, the festival of colours.

Pichkaris with pictures of Bollywood stars are also selling more than those with cricketers, who remained a favourite with youth in the past.

"Unlike last year, this time pichkaris have come with pictures of Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi. In fact, pichkaris with Modi's pictures is a new thing but have a good demand.Pichkaris named after cricketers and Bollywood stars were common earlier," vendor Mohammad Aftab told IANS.

Upbeat over the high demands for Nitish Kumar pichkaris, leaders of his Janata Dal-United said their stand was vindicated.

"Nitish Kumar is more popular than Narendra Modi. It was again reflected in the pichkaris market," said party leader Sanjay Singh.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Narendra Modi talking with BJP veteran LK Advani during 'Garib Kalyan Yojana',...

Narendra Modi talking with BJP veteran LK Advani during 'Garib Kalyan Yojana',...

A view of the Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

A view of the Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

Snowed down surroundings of Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

Snowed down surroundings of Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

Sania Mirza (C) with Prarthana G. Thombare (3rd from R) and other team members...

Sania Mirza (C) with Prarthana G. Thombare (3rd from R) and other team members...

VK Singh interacts with people rescued as part of Operation Raahat...

VK Singh interacts with people rescued as part of Operation Raahat...

Rahul Gandhi helps  Kiran Chaudhary off the stage after she stumbled and hurt herself...

Rahul Gandhi helps Kiran Chaudhary off the stage after she stumbled and hurt herself...

Sonia Gandhi talks to Rahul Gandhi on stage during the farmers rally...

Sonia Gandhi talks to Rahul Gandhi on stage during the farmers rally...

RJD chief Lalu Prasad during Prajapati Rajnitik Chetna Rally at Gandhi maidan in Patna...

RJD chief Lalu Prasad during Prajapati Rajnitik Chetna Rally at Gandhi maidan in Patna...

Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit at the Colors Leadership Awards 2015...

Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit at the Colors Leadership Awards 2015...

Young Buddhist Monks offer special prayers at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya...

Young Buddhist Monks offer special prayers at the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523