NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s lookalike, Abhinandan Pathak, who has been his ardent follower, has now decided to campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The Saharanpur native has used his face and energy to aggressively campaigned for Modi and his party BJP on many occasions, including a door-to-door campaign during the Gorakhpur by-elections in March 2018.
“I am taken aback by seeing how the BJP is working in contrast to what Modi actually thinks and says. People have been asking me ‘Acche din kb ayenge?’,” he told ANI.
Pathak narrated the woes of being a look-a-like of the prime minister and stated that he has to bear the brunt of the people’s wrath.
“People have torn my clothes, slapped me,” Pathak said. “I am being cursed and beaten. It’s because of all these reasons that I have decided to campaign against the BJP and for the Congress, in the upcoming 2019 elections,” he said.
He further said that he has already met Uttar Pradesh Congress President (UPCC) Raj Babbar. According to Pathak, Babbar has assured him of arranging a meeting with United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi to further the discussion.
“I have made up my mind that I will now work with Congress,” said a miffed Pathak. However, he added that he is not unhappy with the prime minister and is only against the party’s way of working. “Prime Minister Modi has given India a better image across the globe. My grievance is with the party and not with the Prime Minister,” he explained.
“The party is just focused on putting across their ‘Mann Ki Baat’, but is not ready to listen to what the heart of the common man says,” he concluded.