The final battle scene of Avengers: Endgame, a Hollywood blockbuster multi-starrer based on Marvel Comics, has inspired Punjab Congress that has created its own version of the clip, featuring animated faces Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and Rahul Gandhi. With a little over two weeks left for the Punjab assembly election to begin, the stage is set with new gimmicks as parties keep their attempts at wooing voters in full spirit.
In the video tweeted by the INC, Channi is depicted as Thor (the strong hammer-wielding man in the Avengers team inspired by Norse mythology), Sidhu as Captain America (the mighty hero and leader of the team) and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as Hulk (the giant).
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, former Punjab Chief Minister and Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) president Capt Amarinder Singh and Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal are shown as foreign opponents.
Punjab Congress captioned the video saying, “We will do whatever it takes to redeem our beloved state from the clutches of evil forces working against the interest of Punjab and its people.”
Meanwhile, former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday had claimed that the state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has no brains and he had advised party president Sonia Gandhi five years ago not to induct this incompetent man” in the party. The former chief minister also said despite getting inputs of the involvement of Chief Minister Channi and some other Congress leaders in illegal sand mining in the state, he did not act against them out of his “sense of loyalty to the party” and also because he did not get a “go-ahead” from Sonia Gandhi.
Talking to reporters after announcing the first list of his party’s Punjab Lok Congress candidates from 22 constituencies, Amarinder Singh also said he did not act against Channi in a #MeToo case as the woman IAS officer did not pursue her complaint. Amarinder Singh’s newly-launched PLC is jointly contesting the 20 February Punjab assembly election in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and SAD (Sanyukt). Asked if he had said he would fight against Sidhu, the 79-year-old scion of the erstwhile Patiala royal family, said, I had said we will not allow him to win. Because he is a totally incompetent man”.