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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.


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