Namo posters smeared by SP workers in Varanasi
Varanasi: Even though the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi has disapproved of the slogan “Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi” and urged his supporters to desist from raising the same, the Samajwadi Party workers wish to keep the issue alive when on Monday a group of its activists smeared black paint on Modi’s posters in the temple town.
This act of vandalism by the Samajwadi Party workers has trigerred a fresh controversy. The SP workers on Monday morning took to streets and aired their anger by smearing posters of Narendra Modi, said a local resident.
The SP workers accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of equating Modi to `Lord Mahadev’, the revered Hindu God.
Besides smearing Modi’s posters, the SP supporters and workers have also released posters and phamphlets mocking the controversial sloganeering by the BJP activists. The SP posters said “Thar-Thar Modi, Dar-Dar Modi (Modi is shivering out of fear)”.
The controversial slogan was vehemently opposed by Modi’s political opponents and also seers including Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Sarswati for equating Modi with Lord Shiva.
Shankracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati even talked to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat and aired his disapproval of the slogan after which the BJP said the slogan was not its official one. It said that the official slogan is “Abki Baar, Modi Sarkaar” (This time, Modi government).
Even Modi also on Sunday night tweeted requesting party workers and supporters not to use the slogan that has created a controversy and generated heat.