New Delhi/ Nagpur: On the eve of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who is also called ‘Sabarmati Saint’, Bhartiya Janata Party MP Vijay Goel on Wednesday compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Father of the Nation (Mahatma Gandhi), said media reports.
Goel, a Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan, has placed a poster in front of his official residence on Ashoka Road in which he has glorified Modi as the ‘Saint of Sabarmati’, citing the his self-composed parody-lines on the poster in his rhapsody, as follows:
“De di duniya me pahchan nai, uncha kiya bhal;
Sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kamal.”
(Gave a new identity in the world, increased prestige; O Sabarmati’s saint, you have done wonders!),
The poster carries the picture of Narendra Modi.
These lines are a parody on a famous song written on Mahatma Gandhi – “De di hame azadi bina kharag bina dhal, Sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kamal.”
The poster has come up after the prime minister’s return here on Tuesday after a seven-day visit to the US and Ireland.
Goel’s residence is just opposite the BJP headquarters in the national capital.