Mohandas Modi? As PM replaces Gandhi in calendar, hilarious memes pop up
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has found a worthy alternative to the father of the nation - Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In place of the iconic image of MK Gandhi on the charkha, a symbol of the Swadeshi movement, the 2017 Khadi calendar sees PM Modi in his kurta-jacket uniform, fondly inspecting a jazzed up charkha. Befitting of the times, we suppose.
Now, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), not too flattered by Khadi's need to switch one Gujarati for another, has clarified that this was done without their sanction. An 'upset' PMO has asked for an explanation from the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for the same.
After facing flak from Opposition leaders like Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal, the PMO, making evident our PM's marketability, has responded saying this isn't a first. "This is not the first instance of someone walking the extra mile to impress or to show their association with the PM Modi," a top official at PMO said.
Rahul Gandhi rakes up Khadi Gramoudyog calendar and dairy issue and said that Modi ji has replaced Gandhi Ji from the khadi product— IndiaTodayFLASH (@IndiaTodayFLASH) January 16, 2017
However, the response came 3-days too late. In the meanwhile, the internet is amazed at how a frail, bare-chested, pro-poor babu could be replaced by a 56-inch-chested PM, a man whose move to demonetise couldn't have gone down very well with the khadi industry.
After Khadi's calendar cover was shared on social media, the likes of Filter Copy, a social content website, and @AIB_Modi, a parody account styled after the PM's have used their photoshop skills to historically place Modi in the Indian independence struggle.
But as with all things photoshop, things got a little out of hand... Have a look.