Congress takes dig at BJP using Game of Thrones reference


NEW DELHI, April 16, 2019: As HBO's hit television series "Game of Thrones" is back for its highly-anticipated eighth and final season, Congress has used the show as a means to launch its latest attack on the BJP.

Congress took to their official Twitter account to take a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP by giving the show's tagline a spin.

Using the hashtag #BJPGameOfThieves, the Congress posted: "Spoiler Alert: When you play the Game of Thieves, you either lose or you bribe!"

The line is a take-off on one of the popular dialogues that go, "When you play the game of thrones, you either win or you die".

PM Modi has been cast as the blue-eyed Night King who leads an army of the dead and is widely expected to be the opponent in the final battle.

Union minister Rajnath Singh has been depicted as Walder Fray, the character who engineered the "Red Wedding". Next up is BJP chief Amit Shah – who is seen sporting the Cersei Lannister gown. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari gets the Joffrey Baratheon crown. Karnataka BJP chief Yeddyurappa depicted as Tywin Lannister – a grizzled warrior and the Hand of the King.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath is the show's most popular character — Jon Snow. The "The King in the North" is widely speculated to get the Iron Throne.

On the Prime Minister's right stands Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, seen in the character of Petyr Baelish. Also known as Littlefinger, he was the Master of Coins.