Before the reign of Marvel and DC superheroes in the Indian market, Chacha Chaudhary comic books used to be that dope driving us away from textbooks. For a child, Chaudhary’s escapades were like a moth to a flame. So when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Maharashtra released a book titled ‘Chacha Chaudhary and Narendra Modi’, the comic book’s fans thought they had gone too far.
The comics are priced at Rs 35 and will be introduced in school libraries as a separate reading material and is a part of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. However, there’s a problem. As some people have pointed out, the books not only show Chacha supporting the central government, but our Prime Minister is basically seen stealing his thunder, turning the protagonist into a side-character.
Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule also raised an objection to the comics at a press conference. She said, “I am happy that through these books the message of cleanliness is given to the students, however, what was the need to use PM Modi’s large pictures on these books?”
“It is unfortunate that the government is trying to promote itself using education as a means. Education should not be used for political gains but the government is doing it by bringing marketing into the education,” she added.
People on Twitter weren’t kind to the newly-launched comic book either. Here’s how they reacted:
From Chacha Nehru to Chacha Chaudhary, Modi covers all the Chachas #ChachaChaudhary
— yatin sangoi (@Y4T1N) May 31, 2018
All talk and no action
Bjp at the time of Atal ji :-Honest ,hardwork ,they did what they promised ,gave even more than they promised .
Bjp now :-Gave chacha chaudhary modi ,mann ki baat ,aur baat aur baatey aur bahut saari baatey aur fir bakwas aur bakwas , aur fir mehangayi . @IndiaToday @priyankac19
— Pardeep Kumar (@ipardeepk) May 30, 2018
Please… Everyone knows Sarabhai vs Sarabhai–Khichdi was the best crossover
Chacha Chaudhary and PM Modi feature together in Maharashtra school textbooks.
And they said- Infinity War is the biggest crossover event in history.
— Punster® (@Pun_Starr) May 29, 2018
Don’t give them more ideas!
Few more upcoming comics pic.twitter.com/PxUusrqCOr
— (@Yash_4_Janhit) May 28, 2018
The spox that BJP that needs, but not the one it deserves right now
— the piyush rai (@ThepiyushraiRai) May 29, 2018
That would very much be a disaster TBH
They just made Chacha Chaudhary a side actor in his own comics…what next? Remaking K3G with SRK in Johnny Lever’s role? https://t.co/czyrwCB6NG
— Nimit (@nimitarora1991) May 29, 2018
Aaaaand, they went there
Sabu ka rehna bohot zaruri hai Chacha Chaudhary ke liye. pic.twitter.com/LfSW6GDk5G
— Mukesh Ambani (@DhoklaKaDeewana) May 30, 2018
(With PTI Inputs)