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Controversial Modi poster at Agra college workshop stumps officials

An objectionable poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi found at a ‘Swachch Bharat Abhiyan’ workshop organised at an Agra Nagar Nigam (ANN) college has raised many eyebrows.

india Updated: Oct 22, 2016 10:09 IST
HT Correspondent
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a press conference after a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a press conference after a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

A controversial poster of Prime Minister Narendra Modi found at a ‘Swachch Bharat Abhiyan’ workshop organised at an Agra Nagar Nigam (ANN) college has raised many eyebrows. While the district administration has assured to conduct a probe into the matter, the BJP leaders are planning to lodge protest with police authorities. The nagar nigam officials, meanwhile, term it as a ‘mischief ’ by some anti-social elements.

The poster depicted PM Modi with a broom in his hand and blood dropping from a ‘trishul’ painted on one side. A ghost was shown standing behind the PM asking: “Mr Modi how would you clear these blood stains’ with the words ‘Gujarat genocide’ painted on the back of the jacket worn by the PM. The poster, put up at the entry point, did not come to the notice of senior officials attending the meet.

District magistrate of Agra Gaurav Dayal presided over the meet while municipal commissioner Indra Vikram Singh was also present. There were various posters on cleanliness put up at the meet. On Friday, the matter caught the attention and district administration assured to conduct a probe into the matter. Municipal commissioner made it clear that he did not come across any such poster on Thursday but came to know about it later on Friday. “The matter needs to be verified. The district administration will order a probe and only then things will become clear. Prima facie it appears to be a mischief of someone who wanted to divert the main motive of the meeting,” he said.

Meanwhile, district president of BJP Shyam Bhadoria said, “The matter is serious and BJP leaders would meet SSP Agra to seek action against those responsible for it.”