While sharing a video of her dramatic rendition of the song Iktara from Wake Up Sid, surrounded by little children singing the chorus along with her, she tweeted calling Modi the ‘Father of our country’.
The CM of Maharashtra is seen clapping vigorously, clearly proud of his wife’s performance.
Twitter users criticised Fadnavis for calling him the ‘Father of our country’ because its an honorific used primarily for Mahatma Gandhi.
Here’s what people said:
Father of our nation is only Mahatma Gandhi— Sidrah (@SidrahDP) September 17, 2019
Mahatma Gandhi reborn ?? I have heard of @BJP4India renaming streets, programmes / schemes, cities, etc., now it is the turn of "Father of the nation !!". I think we have to be practical and should not indulging idolising to this extent. Just to clarify that I do respect our PM.— S Ramasubramanian (@Srsmanian72) September 18, 2019
Father of nation is Mahatma Gandhi and now this father of country is new🤔🤔 When did PM Modi become father of country and how?? what betterment of society really happened now with unemployment rising like never before and with economy facing slowdown🤔https://t.co/jLIW79vTYR— Vidya (@Vidyaraj51) September 17, 2019
Some people demanded an apology.
We will not tolerate such disrespect towards #MahatmaGandhi the father of the nation .— Unicorn 💫 (@snapnchat) September 17, 2019
We demand an apology from @fadnavis_amruta to call Modi the father of our nation.#ShameOnAmrutaFadnavishttps://t.co/YKYsnRLMaq
Others called her a sycophant.
Best example of sycophancy— KahaneMeir (@KahaneMeir1) September 17, 2019
Flattery beyond a point looks ridiculous. Mahatma Gandhi understood India and its poor better then all the BJP put together. ...