Free "Namo fish" to celebrate Modi swearing-in

Free "Namo fish" to celebrate Modi swearing-in

Free "Namo fish" to celebrate Modi swearing-in

After NaMo tea stalls and mobile fish stalls used for campaigning in the Lok Sabha polls, the Tamil Nadu BJP has hit upon the idea of distributing “NaMo fish” free of cost to the public on May 26, the day Narendra Modi assumes office as prime minister.

An Uttar Pradesh resident Haji Kaleemullah, known as the “Mango King” has developed a new kind of mango from the “dussehri” and “husnara” varieties, and named it after the prime-minister-to-be. “We will give a kg of fresh fish free to the public on May 26 as part of the celebrations to mark our leader Modi assuming the office of prime minister,” said S Satishkumar, president of Tamil Nadu BJP's fishermen's wing.

Fish varieties to be distributed include popular ones like “Sankara” and “Kola”, and would be given to 200 persons, he added.

Using the collective term “NaMo fish” to denote several varieties, the BJP leader said each beneficiary would be given one popular variety.

Meanwhile, Padma Shree awardee Kaleemullah said he had dedicated the newly created NaMo variety of mango to Modi. He claimed the new variety was sweeter than even the delicious “dussehri” mangoes, as well as more juicy and pulpy.

A Modi admirer, Kaleemullah also plans to send the mangos to Modi.

He said he had been impressed by the “strong determination” of Modi. “By winning all the Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, Modi has proved that he is popular among every section of society,” he said.

Kaleemullah, who had been credited with making several new varieties of mangoes, had earlier name his mangoes after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, actor Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan and the Delhi gang-rape victim.

He had created a record of sorts by growing 300 varieties of mangoes on a single tree.