BJP’s ad depicts Modi as Krishna, Oppn fumes
In an advertisement in Gujarati dailies of the Saurashtra region, chief minister Narendra Modi has been depicted as Lord Krishna. HT reports.india Updated: Apr 07, 2012 02:19 IST
In an advertisement in Gujarati dailies of the Saurashtra region, chief minister Narendra Modi has been depicted as Lord Krishna.
The ad has been published by Amreli district BJP president Bharat Kanabar.
It also shows state BJP president RC Faldu as Arjuna and other leaders as Pandavas sitting in a chariot led by Modi.
Kanabar issued the advertisement on the occasion of the kisan heet (farmer welfare) yatra, kickstarted by the party in Saurashtra ahead of the assembly polls to be held later this year.
While the advertisement has angered opposition politicians, BJP leaders have justified it.
“Modi is used to playing gimmicks and this is one such,” said leader of the opposition Shaktisinh Gohil, who added that it’s an insult of Gujarat to portray somebody like Modi as Lord Krishna, who died in Dwarka, which falls in modern Gujarat.
“It’s a comparison made by our party leader. Why can’t Modi be compared to Lord Krishna? One was the best king while the other is the best chief minister,” Gujarat BJP general secretary Vijay Rupani said.
He also reminded the Congress that a few months ago an advertisement issued by the party’s state unit had praised Modi as a master organiser and strategist. A few months ago, BJP MP Buaratsinh Parmar had likened Modi to Lord Rama during the chief minister’s one-day sadbhavna fast in tribal district Dangs.
He had said Modi’s visit to Dangs was like Lord Rama's visit to tribal woman Shabari.