BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad came to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's defence against allegations from Rahul Gandhi and called him as "pure as Ganga".
The Congress Vice-President accused Modi of having been paid crores in kickbacks when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, during a public meeting in Modi's home district Mehsana, which had been the epicentre of the Patidar agitation.
"I condemn the irresponsible, shameful allegations of Rahul... the public will never believe this. The country need not expect differently from Rahul, who under the Congress, has been the guardian of corruption," said Prasad.
What Prasad in his verbosity didn't foresee is how much a hit the Ganga analogy would become on Twitter. Or perhaps he did.
While many commented on the appropriateness of the analogy, others posted photos of a polluted Ganga while some went a step ahead and quoted the Supreme Court which back in September this year had slammed the Centre's action plan for cleaning the Ganga saying that the plan would be unable to accomplish its goal "even after 200 years".
Here's what Twitter has been saying:
BJP says Modi is pure as river Ganga.Do they know Ganga retains less than 3% purity by the time it reaches Varanasi! Scientific finding!— M K Venu (@mkvenu1) December 22, 2016
RS Prasad says PMs honesty can't be questioned;He is as clean as Ganga!But Ganga is dirty as hell.We have whole Ministry for cleaning Ganga! https://t.co/PaYCJCKwA1— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) December 22, 2016
Meanwhile, the Ganga... pic.twitter.com/Cj2nNLcorP— SamSays (@samjawed65) December 21, 2016
So @rsprasad says PM Modi is like "Ganga" — which is believed to be pure but in real is the most polluted river as per Govt itself. Okay! 😐— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) December 21, 2016
India needs an effective— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) December 21, 2016
"National Clean Ganga Mission" https://t.co/xnwueDM8TR
Ravi Shankar Prasad ji is right. Like river Ganga, PM also has two banks - RBI & SBI. Now we just need a national mission to clean him up https://t.co/9FxjgkprXA— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) December 21, 2016
Fact: Ganga is among the most polluted rivers— Jay Ambadi (@jay_ambadi) December 22, 2016
Image: Ganga is the most clean&pure river
P.S.Resemblance to any leader is purely coincidental
Modi being compared to the Ganga- says it all,doesn't it.. https://t.co/LmrDo1f0Lm— RJ (@nesoron) December 22, 2016
Yes MODI IS GANGA WATER GANGA WATER ALREADY NOT PURE WATER MODI ALSO SAME pic.twitter.com/VfUFGi4uL0— ubaidur rahman (@ubaidurrahman7) December 22, 2016
Just so you know, the Ganga is toxic and full of shit.— Sridala Swami (@sridala) December 22, 2016
Ganga ke bas roop badlte hain, sangharsh wahi rehta hai. pic.twitter.com/DCirtHpZpL— Rofl Gandhi Goelian (@RoflGandhi_) December 22, 2016
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