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.