Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that he drew inspiration from donkeys. He made these comments during an election rally in Uttar Pradesh while countering Akhilesh Yadav’s jibe on the donkeys of Gujarat.
Addressing BJP’s Vijay Shanknaad rally in Bahraich, he had said, “It(donkey) works even if it is ill, hungry or tired and completes the work…Akhileshji these 125 crore countrymen are my masters…I do all the work they ask me to do as I take inspiration from donkeys and take it with full pride,” Modi said.
At a rally in Raebareli, Akhilesh had said, “TV pe ek vigyapan aata hai jisme ek gadha aata hai. Hum sadi ke mahanayak se kahenge ki Gujarat ke gadhon ka prachar band kariye. (There comes an advertisement on Television which features a donkey. I will ask the megastar of this century to stop campaigning for donkeys).”
“Gujarat ke gadhon ka prachar karate hain. Shamshan aur kabristan ki baat karte hain, na jaane kaun unko ye sab btata hai. Ab ad gadhe ke bhi hone lage, desh kahan jaata hai,” he had said.
His comments were on a tourism advertisement for Gujarat featuring Amitabh Bachchan which promoted wild ass.
Modi’s Thursday’s comments evoked plenty of social media jokes both from ordinary users and Modi’s political adversaries. Taking a dig, veteran Congress leader, Digvijay Singh that the prime minister was indeed working like a donkey.
Latest in the series of an old song of Mohammad Rafi, filmed on the legendary comedian and actor, Mahmood. The song, Mera Gadha Gadhon Kaa Leader.. from 1967 Bollywood film Meharbaan has now gone viral on social media platforms.
The song was first posted by poet Imran Pratapgarhi
मेरा गधा गधों का लीडर…….
कल की गधा गाथा तो सुनी ही होगी आज ये सुनिए मज़ेदार है?? pic.twitter.com/DwnLJccigl
— Imran Pratapgarhi (@ShayarImran) February 24, 2017
Here is the song: