After Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai, Game of Thrones to Promote Govt Schemes

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After Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai, Game of Thrones to Promote Govt Schemes

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fter popular shows like Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai and Tujhse Hai Raabta promoted the BJP, a source revealed in an explosive press conference today that the Game of Thrones finale will also feature a 10-minute segment praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s best schemes over the last five years.

According to leaked footage from what appears to be the highly anticipated first episode, two of the show’s lead characters – Jon Snow and Daenerys Targarean – put on a mini skit in praise of the runaway success Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, as well as the Gujarat model of governance, which is now followed across Westeros. Sources say this is just one of many “subtle” plugs that have been included in the hit show.

“We’ve included a scene in which a merchant refuses a Lannister’s offer to pay back his debt with ₹500 notes, since they’re sincere supporters of India’s fight against black money,” a source confirmed. “Dialogue writers have also been asked to include as many mentions of employment guarantee and Make in India schemes as possible.”

“It was actually quite hard to insert a mention of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana into a conversation about dragon mothers,” one of these writers told us. “But we’re lucky that GoT is set in the Middle Ages, so it sounds slightly more authentic when we inserted references to the rural electrification scheme.”

“I’ve heard that the Ghar Wapsi scene with Sansa Stark is the saddest TV moment of the decade.”

“Jon Snow may not know anything, but the BJP sure knows about governance,” one character apparently comments in the first episode, which will air on Monday morning in India, the writer told us. “It was either that or introduce a new character named Pappu Gandhi, who accidentally breaks the Iron Throne bringing great shame to his family. We picked the one that would involve the least explanation.”
Back home, fans of both Prime Minister Modi and Game of Thrones have begun the celebration. “Now I have two reasons to look forward to April,” one fan said wearing both a Jon Snow and PM Modi mask at the same time. “I’ve heard that the Ghar Wapsi scene with Sansa Stark is the saddest TV moment of the decade.”

“Plus the Election Commission can’t send notices to the producers of Game of Thrones since it’s an international show,” he added. “The BJP’s thought of everything.”

Meanwhile, sources say, the Censor Board apparently had a collective seizure when they were asked to review the first seven seasons of the show. “We’re considering only releasing the 10-minute segment pertaining to the ruling party for now.”

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