Here is a round-up of some of the numbers that defined election 2014.
Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat
This song, sung by Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh, came out at the start of the Bharatiya Janata Party's election campaign last year, with a focus on the massive statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel that Modi aims to build in Gujarat. A few months later, the BJP also roped in singer Udit Narayan to belt out another track, Modi Aane Wala Hai, which features images of desperate citizens clinging to the hope of Modi.
The NaMo Youth Anthem
When this rap went viral in October 2013, many people had trouble figuring out if it was a genuine fan song or a spoof.
Har Ghar Modi
This song, in the vein of a Hindu hymn, courted controversy among the priests of Varanasi, but was a hit at every major Modi rally. It describes Modi as the pride of “Bharat Maa”, envisions “bullet trains” on every rail route and, while asserting that the nation demands development, shows footage of factories spewing out thick clouds of smoke.
Modi, A Message to You
As cyberspace was flooded with dozens of songs listing exactly why Narendra Modi should become India's prime minister, Delhi band The Ska Vengers wasn't sure that this was a good idea.
Man se hai Mulayam
No one could have imagined an adaptation of Billy Joel’s cult song We Didn’t Start the Fire coming from the Samajwadi Party. Mulayam Singh Yadav is described as being “soft on the inside, with a resolve of iron”.
Aam Aadmi Aaye Hai
The Aam Aadmi Party managed to drum up this feel-good song, by Deepak Rathore Swastik, that takes a dig at both the Congress and the BJP.
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