Comparison between PM Modi & Uncle Podger
Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief on Friday has posted a series of tweets on the Centre’s demonetisation comparing the PM Narendra Modi to Uncle Podger, which is an interesting character in writer Jerome K. Jerome’s comic novel Three Men in a Boat.
The tweets which had come one after another were in both Hindi and English and instantly retweeted.
“Like Uncle Podger, Modiji boasts he needs no one, but soon employs everyone, creates mess, blames all-picture out of the frame and himself out of scene,” tweeted Mr. Yadav. He followed this up with another tweet: “Modiji, like Uncle Podger, over the promises but under delivers. First promises to deliver everything on his own and then later create a mess for all.”
In the ruling coalition of Bihar, the RJD and Congress have been further opposing demonetisation while their alliance partner Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar has also dubbed it as a bold move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that its “effect will be seen later.”
Series of Tweet by Lalu Prasad Yadav
In one of his first Hindi tweet, Mr. Lalu Prasad wrote, “Modiji is playing the role of Uncle Podger…therefore he is making trouble for RBI, Finance Ministry, government, people, BJP and farmers.”
Soon thousands were following Mr. Yadav ‘liked’ and also retweeted his posts. Many believed the posts could have been composed on his behalf by someone else who had read the book.
Some wondered: How could a person like Lalu Prasad make a reference to a character Uncle Podger. While reports suggest that some said, the posts in his name could have been tweeted by someone else who must have read the comic novel.
“What we know about Lalu Prasad is that he loves to quote some juicy and rustic references and characters but not cite an English comic character like Uncle Podger…he never has done that…it must have been written by someone else”, Ajay Kumar, a political observer said.