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The tale of an uncomfortable election slogan
To push Narendra Modi for PM seat BJP carders had coined the slogan - 'Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi', which is being used by Modi lovers all over India during Modi's campaigns or in rallies. The same can even be found written on the walls, party posters and billboards. Some have even formed few songs while using the same slogan.

It was nobody else but Murli Manohar Joshi who had raised the slogan of 'Har Har Modi' in a modified version 'Ghar Ghar Modi, Har Har Modi, booth booth par Joshi' while he was addressing party workers at Varanasi during a 'Karyakarta Sammaan Samaroh' (Honour Workers Function) organised on his 80th birthday to honor party workers for the success of the recent Vijay Shankhnad rally held there.

Soon after the slogan Har Har Modi, Ghar Ghar Modi became popular many BJP leaders had claimed that 'even God could not stop Modi from becoming the PM.

It was too much to swallow for those who believed in the sanctity of Hindu religion. Swami Swaroopanand and many other religious leaders asked the party carders to immediately stop the use of slogan 'Har Har Modi' and expressed serious resentment over what they termed 'politicisation of the sacred mantras'.

According to Swami Ji “After learning about it, I called up Bhagwat (RSS chief) yesterday and asked him to stop such chanting, which is an insult to Lord Shiva. I told him that converting ‘Har har Mahadev’ into ’Har Har Modi’ must be stopped. Instead of worshiping god, it is an attempt to worship a particular human being and is against Hindu religion.”

In his reply, Bhagwat claimed that RSS is always against man-worshiping. He also claimed that such chanting is done out of over enthusiasm by some supporters, and it is not an intentional effort by BJP.

The Grand Seer is not convinced. "If RSS doesn’t endorse man-worshipping then why it has not done anything to stop such activities? Why Modi is not opposing it from the very first moment?"

And here came the strongest warning from the Holy Man, "People say that no one can stop Modi. But, if such activities continue, God will stop him."

Sensing the thundering cloud gathering over the political horizon, NaMo is now affecting his innocent ignorance. Modi twitted on Sunday. "Some enthusiastic supporters are using slogan 'Har Har Modi…' I respect their enthusiasm but request not to use this slogan in the future."

So while Modi suggests his followers not to use 'Har Har Modi' his followers refuse to listen to his request. It is a slogan that he would pretend to discourage but love to hear. The matter is never over. It is between man and man; it is also between man and God.

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