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Indian election slogans
Indian democracy and its story is incomplete and totally colorless without these slogans
presenting you with the most famous of them (majority in Hindi ...as i happen to be from Hindi heartland....crude English translation given)
"Chalega Haathi Udegi dhool, na rahega punja na rahega phool" ( when the elephant walks triumphantly, neither the hand(congress) nor the flower(BJP) survives).
"Tilak, taraju aur talwar ; inko maaro joote chaar"
(Tilak(brahmins), taraju( businessmen) and talwar(kshatriyas) ...bash them with shoes)
"Haathi nahi ganesh hai, Brahma Vishnu Mahesh hai" ( It's not elephant but Ganesha, also Brahma Vishnu and Mahesha)
"Naagnaath Saapnaath" ( both are poisonous snakes) BSP describing BJP and Congress
‘Vote se lenge PM/CM, arakshan se lenge SP/DM’ (we will win PM/CM with vote, SP/DM with reservation.
"Chad gundon ki chhati par, mohar laga do haathi par" ( Crush teh chest of goondas and vote the elephant) Mayawati used this slogan in 2007 elections.
"UP hui hamari hai, ab dilli ki baari hai" ( UP is ours, now its Delhi turn next) after UP assembly elections in 2007......aiming for national elections for power in NEW DELHI.
'Baba Saheb Mission Tera, Kanshi Ram Karenge Pura' .Later changed to 'Baba Saheb Mission Tera, Behenji Karenge Pura'.
BSP Ki Kya Pehchan, Neela Jhanda Haathi Nishan'.
'Pathar Rakh Lo Chaati Par, Button Dabao Haathi Par'.
"aapka vote, ram ke naam" (cast your vote, in the name of rama)
"Hum saugandh Ram ki khate hain, mandir wahin banayenge" ( We swear by Rama that we will construct the temple there (ayodhya) only)
"Bari, bari, sab ki bari, ab ki bari, Atal Bihari" (This time, Atal bihari for PM)
"shaktishaali bhaajpaa, shaktishaali bharat" ( a strong BJP, a strong India)
"Akshay Atal, vote kamal" ( indestructible Atal Bihari, vote for Kamal ( a flower which is BJP's symbol)
"Sab ko parkha bar bar, hum ko parkho ek bar" ( try us once)
"Har haath ko kaam, har keth ko paani,” (work for every hand and water for every field)
"Gau hatya rukwana hai, Varun Gandhi ko jitana hai" (cow slaughter must stop, Varun Gandhi must win)
The BJP slogan for Delhi elections: “Mehengi padi Congress” (Congress proved costly)
"Lakshmi haathi per baith kar nahi aati, Lakshmi cycle per baith kar nahi aati, Lakshmi aati hai to kamal ke phool per baith kar hi aati hai’ (Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth – does not come riding the elephant or on cycle, but if she comes she comes riding on the lotus
"Andhera chatega, suraj ugega, kamal khilega" (the darkness will go away, the sun will rise, the lotus will bloom).....in a speech by vajpayee.
"Sab par bhari Atal Bihari, Abki bari Atal Bihari’ (Most powerful of all Atal Bihari, this time it’s Atal Bihari).
'Bachacha bachacha Ram ka, Janmabhoomi ke kaam ka’ (every child belongs to Ram, belongs to his birth place).
'Kalyan Singh kalyan karo, mandir ka nirman karo’ (Kalyan Singh do good, build temple).
"Desh ki Vani, Lal Krishna Advani" ( BJP's slogan for Advani as PM).
'Yeh Dekho Indira Ka Khel, Kha Gayi Shakkar, Pee Gayi Tel'
'Ram Lala Hum Aayenge, Mandir Vahin Banayenge' .
'Atal Jee Aa Gaye, Ghar-Ghar Cha Gaye'
Ramjanambhoomi Slogans (Apart from few above)
Jo swapn dekhte babar ke, armaan mita kar manenge.
Yeh to kewal jhaanki hai, Kashi Mathura baaki hai. (this is only a trailor, kanshi and mathura are left)
Deshdrohiyon savdhaan, Jag utha Ram bhagwan. (traitors beware, God Ram has arisen)
Jis hindoo ka khoom na uble, woh khoon nahin woh paani hai.
Hindu hindu bhai bhai, beech mai vardi kaha se aayi. (when kar sevaks were lathi charged by policemen)
Tel lagado dabar ka, naam mita do babar ka. (Pour oil over it, and burn the name of babar away)
Ek dhakka aur do, babar ki aulaad ko.
Jo Hindu hit ka kaam karega, wahi desh par raj karega (those who work for the interests of hindus, only they will rule the nation)
"Sonia nahi yeh aandhi hai, doosri Indira Gandhi hai"(She is not Sonia, but a storm, she is the second Indira Gandhi)
"Congress lao, Garibi hatao" (bring congress to power, Remove poverty)
"congress ka haath, aam aadmi ke saath" (the hand of congress (their election symbol) with the common man)
"aam aadmi ke badte kadam, Har kadam par Bharat buland" ( the common man marching, each step strengthening India. Election slogan of congress for elections 2009)
"Mehngai nahin loot hai, Bhajpa ki ***** hai"( sm1 please help with the translation)
“Jab tak suraj chand rahega, Indira tera naam rahega.” (As long as sun and moon are there the people will remember you) . After Indira's assassination in 1984 .
"Jaat par na pat par, mohar lagegi haath par" for 1996 elections by P V narsimha Rao.
"UP Mein Tha Dam, Kahan Pahuch Gaye Ham"( Congress counter campaign against Samajwaadi Party)
"Gau-mans ka kaun vyapari, Atal Behari, Atal Behari
Atal sarkar ki kya uplabdhi, gau-mans niryat mein vridhi" (Charges on BJP for increase in exports of beef)
"Indira ke haath mazboot karo’,(strengthen Indira’s hands)
‘Indira Gandhi lao, desh bachaao’ (Bring Indra, Save India)
'Indira is India, India is Indira' ( Congress president during emergency)
‘Congress ko lana hai, desh ko bachana hai’ ( bring congress the nation)
‘jati dharma ke jhagre choro, Congress se nata jodo’ ( forget all sectarianism, join congress)
‘koi jaat, koi biradar, Congress me sabhi barabar’ ( no caste, no creed, all are equal in congress)
‘bahut ho chuka khel tamasha, Congress hai jan jan ki asha’ ( enough of buffoonry, now bring congress to power)
‘Congress ki niti hai, hum sabse preeti hai’ ( its congress policy to love all)
‘pragati path apnayenge, Congress ko layenge’.( we will go on a path of prosperity by bringing congress to power)
‘Is Deepak mein tel nahin, sarkar chalana khel nahin’ (this lamp has no oil, governing is no child’s play). Before emergency the election symbol of Jan Sangh was ‘deepak’ (earthen lamp) and this was how congress made fun of it.
'Amethi Ka Danka, Beti Priyanka'.
'Uthe Hajaron Haath, Sonia Ji Ke Saath'
"UP me hai dum, jurm hai yahan kam" (UP rocks, because there is no crime )
"Badli badli hawa chali, badla badla mausam, kayam rahe Uttar Pradesh, kayam rahe Mulayam"(Times have changed for better, long live UP, long live mulayam).
"Gunda chad gaya haathi par, goli maara chhati par" (The goonda is firing from the atop the elephant).
'Bol Mulayam Halla Bol, Halla Bol'.
Rashtriya Janta Dal
"Laloo Yadav mat ghabrana, tere peechee sara zamana"
"Yahan nakad Narayan se takkar hai, ek Birla aur ek fakir hai, note dijiye aur vote bhi dijiye’ (referring to JD (U) candidate Nitish Kumar rolling in wealth like a Birla but the RJD candidate being a poor man (fakir), so give your votes as well as notes).
General Slogans used irrespective of party affiliations
X tum aage badho, hum tumhaare sath hai ( X u keep marching on ,we will follow you)
X ka tempo high hai , high hai ( X's tempo is high)
"Hamse jo takrayega choor choor ho jayega" ( tough to translate)
'button dabana shaan se, X ke nishaan pe' ( press the button against X's symbol with pride)
Jeetenge to Rum Chalega, warnaa goli bomb chalega
Iconic or Most 'rocking' slogans ever
"gali gali mai shor hai, rajiv gandhi chor hai" ( in every street they say rajiv gandhi is a thief).....soon after bofors scandal ( unproven charges against Rajiv Gandhi) this slogan was a favourite to attack Rajiv Gandhi.
"sena khoon bahati hai, sarkar commission khaati hai" ( army sacrifices itself, even as governemnt takes the kickbacks)...one more from bofors scandal.
"jab tak rahega samose mai aloo, tab tak rahega bihar mai laloo" ( as long as samosa (Indian snack) uses potato as filling ( indespensable part indeed) until then Laloo will rule Bihar). Said when Laloo was at the height of his power.
"yeh azaadi jhooti hai" ( This Independence is a farce) Communists after independence.
"Indira hatao, desh bachao" ( Jai Prakash, during 70's ).
"Bahubali ko crore, dal badloo ko lakh, janata ko mila khaak, yehi hai sukhad ahsas" ( Strongman gets millions, Defectors get thousands, Public gets nothing. This is the happy ending). Gems of wisdom from Laloo Prasad Yadav.
"Lathi utthavan, tel pilaavan, Bhaajpa bhaghaa-van"( Pick up the stick, oil it and use it to drive the BJP away) another jewel from Laloo Prasad Yadav.
“Ek sherni, sau langoor, Chikmangloor, Chikmangloor.” (one lioness, hundred monkeys – Chikmangloor, Chikmangloor). By Devraj Urs, for Indira Gandhi’s by-election in 1978
"Dalit-muslim bhai bhai”A Mandal Commission slogan of 1981, used by Hindutva forces.
"Jai Jawaan, Jai Kisaan"( Hail soldier, hail farmer by Lal Bahadur Shaastri in 1965. Atal Bihari added jai Vigyaan (hail Science) to it after nuclear bomb tests of 1998).
‘Daro mat, main abhi zinda hoon’ (don’t be afraid, I am still alive) Jai Prakash Narayan’s statement .
‘Raja nahi faiqir hai, janta ki taqdir hai’ (not king but pauper, he’s people’s destiny). When VP Singh came out with the Bofors Scam amongst the people, this slogan was popular. The faqir (VP Singh) dethroned Rajiv.
‘Jinda kaum panch saal intezar nahin karti’ (live people do not wait for five years). A revolutionary socialist slogan that tried to shake people out of its slumber.
‘Mile Mulayam Kanshiram, hawa ho gaye Jai Shree Ram’ (Mulayam, Kanshiram met, Jai Shree Ram vanished). After the demolition of the disputed structure at Ayodhya, when Mulayam and Kanshiram united to form a government.
'Sampurna Kranti Ka Naara Hai, Yeh Desh Hamara Hai'.
'Naam Bahuguna, Bhrastachar Sau Guna'. (Slogan against UP Chief Minister Late Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna due to corruption charges against him)
हर सख्श अपने वक़्त का सुकरात है यहाँ, पीता नहीं ज़हर का प्याला मगर कोई..!!
Last edited by mastraam; 15th March 2010 at 06:51 PM..