PM Narendra Modi struts to villain Darth Vader’s theme music, leaves social media confused
PM Narendra Modi ended his speech on the GST to the theme music of iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader, leaving social media wondering if it was a prank.hollywood Updated: Jul 02, 2017 11:28 IST
Iconic Hollywood villains Darth Vader’s theme song, The Imperial March, was played as Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his address during the 68th Chartered Accountants Day celebrations on Saturday.
In his first speech post the midnight rollout of the much-anticipated Goods and Services Tax (GST), the Prime Minister was addressing the CA community about a spectrum of topics ranging from corruption to Indian Swiss bank accounts.
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In what was looked at as keeping the tone of the speech alive, Prime Minister Modi was seen waving to his supporters as the Darth Vader’s theme song played in the background.
Not only has this left the nation pondering, social media users have raised doubts on this long-standing connection between the Prime Minister and Star Wars, drawing upon his previous Star Wars reference made in the United States during his previous official visit in 2014 under the tenure of former President Barack Obama.
Whoa did Times Now choose to play Darth Vader's Imperial March for the PM's speech? pic.twitter.com/ulWBBUqGWS— Krish Ashok (@krishashok) July 1, 2017
Did someone just play darth Vader tune when modi finished his speech ?? #gst— Vikram Mandyam (@vikram_mandyam) July 1, 2017
*Narendra Modi leaves the stage with the ominous theme music of Darth Vader. *— Siddharth Panda (@realslimsiddy) July 2, 2017
Obi wan : I felt a great disturbance in the force.#GST
For the unversed, Darth Vader is known to be a ruthless commander looking to conquer the galaxy on behalf of the dark side; one of the darkest characters in the history of cinema.
In 2014, Prime Minister Modi left the crowd roaring with his Star Wars reference during his speech at Madison Square Garden, when he declared, “May The Force be with you!” an oft-quoted salutation from the series.
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First Published: Jul 02, 2017 11:28 IST