Prime Minister Modi, before casting his vote in Ahmedabad yesterday, met his mother in Gandhinagar and took her blessings. It has been years since he has been going to meet his mother every time he visits his home state. Except, a son meeting his 99-year-old mother to take blessings before he embarks on an important journey has made a few ‘liberals’ uncomfortable.
Also, who does Namastay to their own mothers!?
Last month, I thanked my mother for some random thing on whatsapp. She told me I was rude & distant to my own family all the time.
— Vidya (@VidyaKrishnan) April 23, 2019
This ‘independent’ journalist thought Prime Minister Modi meeting his mother, which he does almost every time he visits Gujarat is ‘dusted and brought as a prop’. She then wonders who would do ‘Namaste’ to their own mother. Perhaps Krishnan could reach out to her own mother, who thinks she is rude, and ask her how people bow down to their elders in Hinduism. Maybe once she knows bowing down to take blessings is a little different from ‘Namaste’ and perhaps starts practising it, her family may not feel she is too distant to her own family.
The Wire propagandist Arfa Khanum who benefited from Rajya Sabha TV took time out to wonder whether she could prove her love for her mother if she doesn’t get pictures clicked with her after meeting her.
I met my mother today but didn’t get any pictures clicked of this historic moment.
How will I prove my love for her now ?
— Arfa Khanum Sherwani (@khanumarfa) April 23, 2019
Amusingly, the friendly people on the Internet were helpful. A Twitter user found an old picture of Arfa had posted with her mother with a caption which read ‘there are no happier times than this…’
चल झूठी। pic.twitter.com/8FunXknXI6
— Abhishek Mishra (@Abhishek_Mshra) April 23, 2019
Others were even more helpful. They shared pictures posted by Khanum of other such ‘historic’ moments.
Apni apni Pasand hai..Mohtarma pic.twitter.com/DWqbNjVKfI
— dé·jà vu (@insomniac_7) April 23, 2019
That’s what was my point too.. This is such a fake drama.. A man who cant keep his mom along with him at his place is a shame, a man who couldn’t respect his wife is again a shame ..and such is a man who ppl think cares about the country. Modi is nothing but Power hungry man
— RiA (@RiaRevealed) April 23, 2019
The meltdown was not only limited to the media persons who strut around masquerading as ‘liberals’. Scam accused and son of fodder scam convict Lalu Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav also referred to PM Modi touching his mother’s feet as ‘tamasha’.
What a tamasha!! I take blessings from my mother everyday while going for campaign. She is never out of my sight while I’m at home and I don’t deliberately keep her hundreds of miles away. It’s just that I don’t try to make it a ‘Media Event’ https://t.co/7isgshRzUy
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) April 23, 2019
Tejashwi, who abandoned formal education after 9th standard, seems to have forgotten that back in January, he posted pictures with his mother who was also a chief minister at one point, plucking fruits from their garden.
माँ अपने हाथों से बेर तोड़कर खिलाती हुई। क्या माँ द्वारा दी और परोसी हुई खाने की हर चीज आपको भी लज़ीज और स्वादिष्ट लगती है? pic.twitter.com/hpEzPf5u8j
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) January 27, 2017
Congress supporters, too, joined in in questioning the moment when PM met his mother.
— RiA (@RiaRevealed) April 23, 2019
Which son takes a camera crew along with him when he visits his mother? https://t.co/PGGfgdJZMD
— Mandeep Singh Bajwa (@MandeepBajwa) April 23, 2019
These people amusingly had no issues with Congress General Secretary and party president’s sister Priyanka Gandhi propping her children while addressing public rallies.
— ANI (@ANI) April 20, 2019
Because politics for them is a family business and always a good idea to train them young, eh? This is not the first time Prime Minister’s Modi’s mother, who is a private individual and no political standing, has been targetted by the ‘liberals’.
Congress leader Raj Babbar had mocked PM Modi’s mother by saying how the Rupee is devaluating so much that it is reaching her age (97/98). A Pakistani newspaper had even insulted his mother by calling Modi a ‘son of a prostitute‘. Few days back, Congress leader and MP candidate had equated PM Modi’s and UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s aunt, mother and sister to stray cattle.