Alpesh Thakor a prominent OBC youth leader who recently joined Congress, was expected to add fresh blood and new caste dynamism to the party. Things though don’t seem to be going according to plan as reports have claimed that he isn’t bringing many new voter to the party.
What he does seem to be bringing on board is, banter and comedy. Today he created quite a flutter on social media after news report quoted him as claiming that PM Modi became fair after eating imported mushrooms:
— News18 (@CNNnews18) December 12, 2017
He also claimed that Modi eats 5 mushrooms per day which costs a whooping Rs 80,000 per mushroom.
Most people found his claims absurd to say the least and possibly in order to shrug off the afternoon blues, decided to crack hilarious jokes:
— LolmLol (@LOLiyapa) December 12, 2017
Alpesh ji, itna ganjaa maarna theek nahi. ?? https://t.co/FXLKoIYS1V
— Ashu? (@muglikar_) December 12, 2017
Before and after eating imported mushrooms worth Rs 80,000 each. pic.twitter.com/WBVnmPrMsQ
— Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) December 12, 2017
Kaale aadmi se imported mushrooms ka suitcase cheen kar bhagte huye. pic.twitter.com/2J341f2vXA
— Deputy (@JhoothaChal) December 12, 2017
that imported mushroom thing seems legit…..threw a few pieces of mushroom at the crows outside my window and this happened # pic.twitter.com/ijbUixdR4d
— Jurno (@jurnoleast) December 12, 2017
Sudheendra Kulkarni before and after eating imported Mushroom pic.twitter.com/yGZ3sorxiV
— Rishi (@Chintscrap) December 12, 2017
Modi ji is basically Mario ?
— बोधिसत्त्व (@Bodhisatvaa) December 12, 2017
After objectively looking at Thakor’s statement, its seems that there is an interesting back story to this whole affair.
Turns out that the rumour first might have emerged in a Gujarati newspaper and was then mainstreamed by a India Today’s Tez TV report, which claimed that mushroom was the reason behind PM Modi’s fitness.
Later a Bhaskar report claimed that Modi is able to work 16-18 hours a day because he eats Mushrooms from Himachal Pradesh on a daily basis. This report claimed that these mushrooms cost about Rs 30,000 per Kg.
Thakor now seems to have decided to add further spice to this affair by claiming that not only did mushrooms make Modi fair, they also were imported and cost a whooping Rs 80,000 per piece.
Going at this rate, it won’t be surprising to see some politician claim that Modi is promoting India’s space program so that he can grow mushrooms in space, eat them and thereby solidify his grip over power.