Watch Baahubali 2 trailer featuring Harish Rawat, Modi and Amit Shah
The 69-year-old Rawat is shown as sporting multi-pack abs and muscular shoulders strong enough to carry Uttarakhand- shown as a 3d projection- in the video which portrays him as the saviour of the state
A new animated video on social media that shows Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat as "Baahubali", the young hero of the 2015 blockbuster historical film. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah also feature in the video which went viral ahead of the assembly polls in the state on February 15.
The 69-year-old Congress leader is shown as sporting multi-pack abs and muscular shoulders strong enough to carry Uttarakhand- shown as a 3d projection- in the video which portrays him as the saviour of the state.
Modi and Shah also appear as speculators who are looking at the "Baahubali" with wonder.
In the original scene, Baahubali lifts a huge "Shivaling" on his shoulder shown as the indication of his strength and courage.
The video has been viewed over two lakh times and shared over 5,000 times in the last two days.
The clip ends with a message- "Dil ki sune, Harish Rawat ko chune (Listen to your heart, vote for Harish Rawat)".
According to NDTV, the Chief Minister denied any involvement of him and his party with the video, which has the party symbol and flag in some frames.
A scene from the film was recently used in Tamil Nadu in support of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who succumbed to death in December after nearly three months in the hospital.
The assembly polls for 70 seats is considered as a straight battle between the ruling Congress and the BJP. Congress got 32 seats and BJP got 31 seats in the last election where Congress formed the government with the help of independent members. Since then, a number of leaders including many ministers rebelled against Rawat and joined BJP, resulting in a floor test which the CM won.
He survived the trust vote last year with the help of Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party.
Mr Rawat survived a trust vote last year with the help of Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party.
Watch the video here: