The ‘Pawri’ fever appears to have spread beyond the internet now and reached the real world of politics. After celebrities and netizens from India and Pakistan did their bit to popularise the #Pawrihoraihai trend, it found an echo at a Bharatiya Janata Party rally in Anandpuri, West Bengal.
In the now viral video, BJP chief JP Nadda used the meme’s ‘Pawri’ catchphrase while making a final push for the BJP’s promise of ‘parivartan’ in the election-bound state.
The BJP Party President was addressing the rally ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections, and referred to the #PawriHoRahiHai trend in his speech. “Yeh Bengal ki pramodit janta hai, yeh hum sab hai, aur Bengal main parivartan ki tayyari ho rahi hai (This is excited people of Bengal, this is us, and in Bengal, people are getting ready for a change),” Nadda said.
Nadda was caught using the ‘pawri’ meme at the culmination rally of the BJP’s ‘Poriborton Yatra’ of Nabadwip zone, which ended in Anandapuri of Barrackpore district on Thursday.
While it’s not clear if his political spin on Pakistani Pawri girl’s line was intentional, several users across social media sites couldn’t overlook the reference. As many started sharing the snippet from the long speech, someone even edited it alongside Mobeen’s actual video. Soon, it reached BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, who shared it on Twitter and is now going viral.
For those of you still unaware of this now viral #Pawrihorihai trend, the girl in the viral video is a well-known Pakistani influencer and content creator Dananeer, also known as Geena. In the original video that’s still a top trend on social media, the young woman is seen having fun with her friends and is heard saying: “Yeh humari car hai, Yeh hum hain, aur yeh humari pawri ho rahi hai (This is our car, this is us and this is our party).”
Her video went viral, giving rise to plenty of memes and recreations in Pakistan as well as India, with netizens on both sides joining the bandwagon to give a quirky twist to her lines.