‘Didi, smile please’: Posters poking fun pop up in Delhi to welcome Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi: ‘Didi, smile please, you are in a democracy’ and ‘Welcome to Delhi, where democracy is alive and kicking’, are a few captions on many posters that have popped up at several places in Delhi as West Bengal Cheif Minister Mamata Banerjee landed in the Capital on Tuesday to participate in an Opposition rally.

Banerjee arrived in Delhi on Tuesday night to take part in a mega opposition rally called by the AAP at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday.

Put up by an organisation known as Youth For Democracy, a number of posters have been installed at different corners of the city taking a jibe at Banerjee.

The posters have caricatures of West Bengal Chief Minister along with different captions aimed at taking a dig at Banerjee for different political developments in her state in the recent past.

Large numbers of such banners have been installed at major areas of Jantar Mantar road, Bang Bhawan (Hally Road) and Windsor Palace Circle Area.

‘Didi, no one is going to prevent you from addressing people here’, reads the caption of another poster.

Mamata Banerjee is in the national capital today to join the opposition protest in the city.

The sit-in Banejrr will join in the national capital is being loosely labelled “Mahagathbandhan 2.0”. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is playing to this round of opposition muscle-flexing.

Narendra Modi knows he is not coming to power. His expiry date is over. Within 15 days, we will have election dates. We want to see a new government, the country wants a change, the country wants to see a united India, where democracy and inclusiveness will be sustained,” Banerjee said in Kolkata before leaving for New Delhi.

While no names of leaders expected to attend are being shared, almost all the 20-odd political parties who shared stage in Kolkata on January 19 are expected to gather at Jantar Mantar. 

(With inputs from agencies)