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'Chappa Chappa Bhajpa': The 7 Extremely Colourful Election Slogans That Were UP's War Cry In 2017

"Kaam bolta hai".

11/03/2017 3:49 PM IST | Updated 11/03/2017 5:21 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at the crowd during a visit to Khushipur on March 6, 2017 in Varanasi, India.

If you've been following the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, you would have noticed in the past few months television channels airing footage of frenzied party workers rallying around their leaders, raising slogans — ranging from plaintive to defiant — of support and solidarity for their respective leaders.

While the Bahujan Samaj Party wanted their leader Mayawati's return with chants of "Behenji ko aaney do", the Bharatiya Janata Party claimed "Na gundaraj, na brashtachaar, abki baar bhajapa sarkar".

Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav made "Kaam bolta hai" his party's main rallying point, while the Samajwadi Party used a popular Salman Khaan song to make a point about what UP really wants.

Here are some of UP's popular slogans visualized.

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Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh and the son of Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, waves at his supporters during a Rath Yatra, or a chariot journey, as part of an election campaign in Lucknow, India November 3, 2016. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar
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VARANASI, INDIA - MARCH 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at the crowd during a visit to Khushipur on March 6, 2017 in Varanasi, India. For the last three days, PM Modi has been in Varanasi holding massive road shows as the BJP attempts to consolidate and secure a big win in eastern UP. This is the longest campaign by a Prime Minister in his constituency in any election. (Photo by Rajesh Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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VARANASI, INDIA - MARCH 4: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, his wife Dimple, and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during their road show on March 4, 2017 in Varanasi, India. The Samajwadi Party-Congress roadshow began from Kachehri chauraha area and will culminated at the Girjaghar chauraha. Meanwhile, Mayawati also held a rally at Jaunpur where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also addressing a rally. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh and Samajwadi Party (SP) President, waves to his supporters as he arrives for an election campaign rally in Jaunpur, India March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Indian Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah (L) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi talk during a BJP office bearers' meeting held on the eve of the party's National Executive committee meeting in Bangalore on April 2, 2015. The two-day National Executive meeting, scheduled to begin on April 3, 2015 in Bangalore, will be the first such meeting since the BJP came to power last year. AFP PHOTO / Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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VARANASI, INDIA - MARCH 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waving at crowd during the road show on March 5, 2017 in Varanasi, India. After grand response from the residents of Varanasi yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held another roadshow today as Uttar Pradesh gears for the last phase of Assembly election. Modi also addressed a rally in the city to launch a scathing attack on the SP and Congress. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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