New Delhi: Paying tribute to the socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan on his 113th birth anniversary on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said something that stirred up a storm on social networking site Twitter.
Addressing a gathering at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan where BJP veteran LK Advani, Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal, Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh and NCP leader DP Tripathi were present, Modi said that Parkash Singh Badal is a Nelson Mandela of India.
"Badal Sahab is sitting here. He is the Nelson Mandela of India. He was kept in prison for a long time because his political views were different from those in power,” said Modi.
However, the said remark later started trending on Twitter as #YoBadalSoMandela
Here are some reactions to the remark:
— Amit Sanghvi (@amitsanghvi1973) October 11, 2015
भारत ने अपना मंडेला खुद बनाया। यही तो है MAKE IN INDIA #YoBadalSoMandela"
— 100rabh (@i_am_saurabh_) October 11, 2015
तो मटरू की बिजली का मनडोला कौन है। #YoBadalSoMandela
— टिन टिन (@lightkabaayegi) October 11, 2015
— #KalamLives (@AAPlogical) October 11, 2015
The quality of drugs in Punjab is that good that even by sitting next to Badal, PM was looking doped #YoBadalSoMandela
— Amanpreet Singh (@aman_s31) October 11, 2015