Narendra Modi has replaced Mahatma Gandhi with himself in the 2017 wall calendar and table diary brought out by the Khadi Village Industries Commission. Everything else that the narcissistic prime minister has done so far dwindles into insignificance with this latest feat.
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The Mahatma and ‘the’ Modi are poles apart. Where the former sowed love, the latter bred hatred. The former stood for peace and tolerance while the latter has instigated strife and intolerance on many an occasion. The Mahatma deserved the appellation conferred on him by none other than Rabindranath Tagore. The Modi will have to be reborn at least a dozen times even to understand the profundity of that great soul whom he has replaced shamelessly on the calendar and the diary.
I’ll be doing a tremendous injustice to the Mahatma if I go on elaborating the differences between him and his replacement. There is not even a worthwhile contrast between a shining star and a neutron star.