SP twists BJP slogan to mock Narendra Modi

SP twists BJP slogan to mock Narendra Modi

Even before the controversy over alleged “religious reference” in the BJP slogan “har-har Modi, ghar-ghar Modi” (Modi everywhere) could subside, the Samajwadi Party chose to mock the Gujarat chief minister by twisting the phrase: “Thar-thar Modi, dar-dar Modi' (shivering Modi, scared Modi).

The BJP workers have been using their slogan quite aggressively in campaigns at Varanasi, the constituency from which the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is contesting the Lok Sabha elections. The SP leaders hit back with mockery as hundreds of posters carrying their version of the slogan were pasted on the walls in UP’s Allahabad town on Sunday.

“We want to tell the people of the state that Modi is afraid of losing in Gujarat and so he has decided to contest from Varanasi, too. The slogan says that Modi is, in fact, a scared person,” said SP leader Arun Gupta. Gupta appears to have taken a cue from his party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s assertion on Sunday that Modi would “run away” from the contest in UP. “Modi is surrounded with many problems. He will run away from Varanasi,” Yadav said here.

The BJP on Sunday clarified that “har-har Modi, ghar-ghar Modi” was not the party’s official slogan. “We did not coin the slogan. some Modi supporters may have done so,” BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak said.

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