Cong workers stage ‘Sholay’ on streets, but Gabbar Singh flees on seeing police

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Nov 2017 14:30:11



‘SHOLAY’ film scenes were recreated here during an election campaign by enthusiastic Congress workers on Tuesday, endorsing Rahul Gandhi’s jibe - ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’, but the ‘Gabbar Singh’ here preferred to flee the spot.
‘Gabbar Singh’ came on horseback with ‘GST’ inscribed on his belt boldly and the irreplaceable Thakur (with hands chopped off) walked along the streets in pensive mood. And there were many others in the campaign drama even displaying guns.According to sources, Samba and Kaalia were played by Congress workers Krunal Mori and Ashwin Patel. But the law and order agencies could not allow something like that go on - as the rally was brought out without police permission.

Umar Sheikh, a vegetable vendor, who played ‘Gabbar Singh’ later said, “when I saw police coming, I escaped with the horses’. Five youth Congress members, including Surat Municipal Corporation Congress councillor Aslam Cyclewala, were arrested on the charge of rioting.

Police have taken exception to the display of guns saying that this created fear among people and hence - they say - the process of law has to get underway.