Mumbai. BJP President Nitin Gadkari, who has been in the line of fire since last week, has decided to go for an image makeover by introducing his own brand of t-shirts called “Being Honest”.
The motivation clearly seems to have come from Salman Khan’s “Being Human’ campaign, which is supposed to have helped the Bollywood actor fight some bad press.
“These t-shirts are for all those honest politicians who are unfairly targeted by the media and branded as corrupt,” Nitin Gadkari announced and expressed confidence that his t-shirt will work.
“If Salman Khan can be accepted and loved by people after the black buck and hit-and-run cases, why can’t politicians be accepted and loved by people after black money and loot-and-run cases?” Gadkari argued.
Gadkari further announced that he’d be sending one special t-shirt to Salman.
“Salman Khurshid,” he clarified.
While Salman Khurshid is yet to comment on the offer, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has supported Gadkari’s initiative.
Speaking exclusively to Faking News, which he lambasted for portraying politicians in a negative light, Pawar turned nostalgic about the good old days when people could openly indulge in corruption and no one was bothered.
“I don’t know if the media has become cleverer or we politicians are getting dumber and losing the art of corruption,” he wondered.
The NCP chief revealed that he had decided to retire from fighting elections because he was planning to play the role of a mentor to politicians who are being caught by the media and RTI activists.
“I am also designing a Common Entrance Test for Corruption (CET-C), which will determine if a politician was smart enough to conduct a scam and get away,” Pawar disclosed.
“We politicians need to redefine and reinvent ourselves, and this t-shirt is a good beginning,” Pawar came back to the core issue, “Gadkari ji will get all the support from me. I am willing to become the exclusive distributor of these t-shirts.”
“Baseless allegations!” Pawar said when Faking News asked if his offer of being the exclusive distributor of the t-shirt proved that he and Gadkari had close business relationships.