(This is a reprint from NewsBred.)
Attempts to burn Narendra Modi at the stake are not new.
Those who call him "Tughlaqi" and "Feku"--such as Congress' Digvijaya Singh--apparently don't see the contradiction. You can't be the two at the same time.
Then there are those who lie freely. Remember when Sagarika Ghose pooh-poohed Narendra Modi's pro-poor image by pointing out his Louis Vuitton shawl --only to be told by the company that they don't make such shawls!
Rajdeep Sardesai, in an HT Summit, called Modi on stage a "mass murderer" and "hero of hatred." (Watch this video ). He took a call that lawfully is one of investigating agencies and courts and who, incidentally, have ruled in Modi's favour.
Rahul Gandhi calls Modi a peddler of lies. He cites the Rs 15 lakh-in-each-bank account li e that has been attributed to Modi ad nauseam. There is this exact video on 15-lakh and viewers can see it for themselves how Modi's speech has been twisted by the Left-Liberal ecosystem.
(It's the same that this shameless mafia had spread about Atal Bihari Vajpayee calling Indira Gandhi a "Durga". View Vajpayee's denial and judge it for yourself.)
Rahul once termed Modi's dispensation as "khool ki dalali"; this was similar to the spin his mother Sonia Gandhi once used for Modi, namely "Maut Ka Saudagar."
Sitaram Yechury, CPI (M) general secretary, called Modi no better than a "pick-pocket" of people's money in January this year. Nobody asked him--nor he was decent enough to apologize--when such "cheated" people brought BJP to power in UP by a historic mandate in a matter of few weeks.
Arvind Kejriwal has no compunction in calling Modi a "coward and a psychopath." An Imam in this country announces fatwa and a Rs 25 lakh cash award for anyone who could blacken Modi's face.
It is this same set of people who call Modi anti-farmers. Those in search of truth could easily make up this mind by knowing how transformative this government has been to farms and farmers.
Never ever a public figure has been subjected to so vile lies and propaganda as Modi. The filth by Digvijaya Singh, Manish Tewari and Mrinal Pande is fit for Huns and barbarians.
Lately, there has been a particular surge in branding Modi as a "jumla_Man". Twitter abounds in hashtags such as Jumla, Feku, Jumlanomics, JumlaMan, Jumla Diwas, Jumla Maharaj, National Pheku Diwas and National Jumla Day. Everyday on WhatsApp you come across an image portraying Modi as a "feku."
Let's examine whether this (a) "Jumla_Man" image fits PM Modi; (b) and whether it's an image that people have come to accept or reject at large.
Jumla_Man: Propaganda and Reality: