TNN | Mar 25, 2014, 06.49 AM IST
But at ground zero, the slogan ‘Har Har Modi’ may have taken on a life of its own. And then there are the 400 Modi Raths especially assembled in Lucknow for the campaign trail. The saffron-coloured vans have the slogan boldly written on them.
BJP backtracked on the slogan on Sunday after Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati expressed his objections to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. On Monday another seer Shankaracharya of Puri Swami Adhokhshayananda made his disapproval clear. He told TOI, “It does not suit any human being to be compared to God. ‘Har Har’ is a revered saying, not for a power-hungry person like Modi.” The seer said Modi should “seek a public apology for his past misdeeds and then seek mandate from the people”.