Mumbai, September 17: Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis, posted a tweet to wish Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 69th birthday today. In her tweet, Amruta Fadnavis called PM Narendra Modi "father of the country", a title widely attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. #500LeRiaHai Trends on Twitter After Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga Traps Congress Worker Ria With Rs 500 Per Tweet Offer.
"Wishing the Father of our Country @narendramodi ji a very Happy Birthday - who inspires us to work relentlessly towards the betterment of the society! (sic)" tweeted Amruta. As soon as the tweet appeared, people started trolling the Chief Minister's wife on Twitter. Many fack-checked Amruta's tweet and tried to teach her History lessons.
Amruta Fadnavis's Tweet Calling PM Narendra Modi "Father of The Country"
Wishing the Father of our Country @narendramodi ji a very Happy Birthday - who inspires us to work relentlessly towards the betterment of the society ! #HappyBDayPMModiJi #HappyBdayPMModi #HappyBirthdayPM #happybirthdaynarendramodi pic.twitter.com/Ji2OMDmRSm
— AMRUTA FADNAVIS (@fadnavis_amruta) September 17, 2019
"Appreciate the wishes. But...father of our country???? There was a person revered by us Late Bapuji....and he Late Shri. MK Ghandhi ji is the Father of our nation....There can only one father....not many (sic)," a Twitter user responded to Amruta's tweet. Another user took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and wrote: "Oh I tot it was Gandhiji till yesterday, did Yogiji change that also."
Many shared funny memes trolling Amruta for calling PM Modi "father of the country. Here are some reactions to Amruta's tweet:
Appreciate the wishes.....
But......father of our country???? There was a person revered by us Late Bapuji....and he Late Shri. MK Ghandhi ji is the Father of our nation....
There can only one father....not many....
— Mammen (@JoyMammen) September 17, 2019
Father of our Nation : mahatma Gandhi
Fav prime minister ever : Narendra modi ji
— MANAS (@dasari_manash) September 17, 2019
Father of our nation is only Mahatma Gandhi
— Sidrah (@SidrahDP) September 17, 2019
Gandhiji is the father of our country & his birthday is 2 Nd oct.
— Raju Miah (@RajuMia75227349) September 17, 2019
While wishing PM Modi on his birthday, Amruta also shared a video in which she is seen singing along with kids. The video also talks about 'Mitti Ke Sitare', an initiative of Divyaj Foundation. The campaign aims to reach out to the economically backward section of society and empower them. The reality show is the brainchild of Amruta.