Maharashtra CM’s wife Amruta Fadnavis calls PM Modi ‘father of country,’ faces social media roasting for sycophancy


When Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was first appointed to his post five years ago, even the BJP critics had hailed the saffron party for promoting a common man to a top administrative role. However, once the symbol of common man soon began to face embarrassment because of his wife, first because of her ambition to pursue her entertainment career using her husband’s credentials as the chief minister in Mumbai, the entertainment capital of India and then endorsing products made by controversial guru Ramdev.

Amruta Fadnavis
Still from her Amruta Fadnavis’ music video

The controversial wife of Maharashtra chief minister is now facing social media roasting for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi the ‘father’ of India. This was after she took to Twitter to wish Modi on his birthday on Tuesday. She wrote, “Wishing the Father of our Country @narendramodi ji a very Happy Birthday – who inspires us to work relentlessly towards the betterment of the society!”

She also posted a video of a singing performance at an event, where her chief minister husband was seen clapping for her.

As expected, Amruta began to face condemnation from social media users. One user Ria wrote, “Highly shameful of a CM ‘s wife to put Modi in the place of our Mahatma Gandhi ji.” Another asked, “How come you have your surname Fadnavis when your father is Modi?” User Sidrah wrote, “Father of our nation is only Mahatma Gandhi.”

In December 2016, Amruta Fadnavis had chosen to shoot a music video with Amitabh Bachchan even as 200 people died while failing to deal with the demonetisation crisis. It’s this insensitivity of her that has prompted many to accuse her of misusing her husband’s power to make a career in the glamour industry.

Last year, she had come under huge criticism after she endorsed the products made by controversial guru Ramdev’s Patanjali. Speaking at the event in Solapur, she had said that Indians had blind faith in Patanjali products and the revenue generated by its sale was supposedly helping in building the nation.