It seems like the polarising stature of Narendra Modi is indeed true. When legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar endorsed the NDA prime ministerial candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls on Friday, thousands criticised her for supporting Modi while many stood by her on social media.
"Narendrabhai is like my brother. All of us want to see him become the Prime Minister. On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, I hope our wishes would come true," the melody queen said, when Modi inaugurated a new hospital complex named after her late father Deenanath Mangeshkar in Pune,
To this, Congress spokesperson Digvijaya Singh reacted saying, "Lata Mangeshkar is our Indian Icon and she is entitled to her Political Views. We all love her songs."
However, her statement instantly evoked strong reactions from followers of both - Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party.
Here are some of the top tweets
@NilimDutta: I criticize @mangeshkarlata on her decision to endorse Modi. I do not question her right to endorse him.
@PawanDurani: Tring Tring .... Hello ..This is income Tax officer .... Speaking from 10JP ... Lata Mangeshkar ..
@iNeelSoni: Breaking: Jha Sanjay sets his own house on fire while burning Lata Mangeshkar 's CD's and DVD's.
@TheUnRealTimes: After Lata Mangeshkar endorses Modi, Baba Sehgal endorses Rahul Gandhi for PM: "Rahul is like my younger brother. I hope he becomes the PM"
@fakingnews: Lata Mangeshkar's communal roots were visible when she refused to sing songs with Mohd Rafi : Digvijay Singh.
@ggiittiikkaa: Lata Mangeshkar got her Bharat Ratna in 2001. That was during NDA Rule.
@KiranKS: So Lata Mangeshkar, who was respected by Rajiv Gandhi, suddenly becomes a villain for today's dynasty sycophants :)
@indiantweeter: Bharat ratna lata mangeshkar dint have talent she was just lucky that coz of partition she had no competition.
@dinrocks: Lata Mangeshkar further embrasses congressis speaks what entire nation wants....just smell.....somethings burning
@vinod_sharma: The fact that no paper has front-paged Lata mangeshkar's endorsement of Modi as PM shows that it has Cong worried.
@dixitnamrata: Lata Mangeshkar has always been communal. Don't forget she was the one who sung Vande Mataram ! ;)
@JasumatiPatel: PPL abusing grand lady of music, 84 year old #Lata Mangeshkar, She can say she wants NaMo as PM if she wants ! India : It is A Democracy ?
@Suyash75: Lata Mangeshkar turned communal long ago when she sang Saraswati Vandana & Vande Mataram, why Secular forces abusing now aft praising NaMo?