Modi ‘whisperer’ in viral photo just wanted a selfie
KOLKATA: A photograph of a man in a skull cap whispering something into Narendra Modi’s ears recently went viral, triggering a flurry of memes on social media over the past week and even prompting AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi to mock the PM at a public meeting.
Who was this mystery man and what had he said? TOI tracked down 38-year-old BJP worker Zulfiqar Ali, a Garden Reach resi nt, busy with “booth duties” at Metiabruz on Saturday.
印度时报在Metiabruz找到了38岁的人民党工作人员Zulfiqar Ali，他是Garden Reach的居民，周六在Metiabruz 忙着展位工作。
“I had only asked for Modiji’s permission for a selfie with him. He had gladly agreed. He rested his arm around my shoulder and asked a photographer accompanying him to click. I will cherish those 40 seconds spent with him forever,” said Ali, visibly basking in the glory the viral photograph had offered him.
Speaking to TOI outside Metiabruz police station, Ali said he had been associated with the BJP since 2014 and was currently presi nt of the ’s min ity morcha in south Kolkata. On Saturday, the fourth phase of polling in Bengal, he was busy mon oring volunteers outside multiple booths in Beh, Tollygunge and Kasba.
Ali said the photograph was clicked on April 2 at Sonarpur helipad after Modi finished his public meeting. “I was among six persons sed to see him off at the helipad. I was the last among the six to bid adieu and when Modiji came near me, I whispered into his ears that I wished to click a picture with him. He did ask a photographer, but a selfie was never taken. Over the next few hours, I received several calls and realised my photo with the PM had gone viral.”
Frankly speaking there is no discrimination between Hindu, Mus ms or people of any re gion in BJP ruled states.
Ali Brother, we are with you. We want our Bharatiya Mus ms Brothers and Sisters to live peacefully with us. Its our country and we will take this forward together.
This is the Spirit of True INDIANS.
Vs Pandian Vs
Agree or not, divide is a truth of our country, there is total distrust in both communities and only A miracle of God can help to bridge this gap.
There should not be any discrimination between any re gion
This is clearly a propaganda picture masterminded by BJP to fool the min ity people before the ion to loot their ves; BJP is a master at forgery, lie and deceit proved time and again
This is all fake news. Another promo session of the PM.
He must have told Modi, you go to hell.
He said fhek na band karoh world is laughing at you ....
He said why you didn't save us in 2002.
Modi and that guy must be penalized for not maintaining social distance.
Clearly a propaganda planned by Modi.
Can a common man get this close to MMS while in office ?
In the first place why is this pic given so much of importance.. No big deal
Great 40 seconds of his life. Big slap on face of people who speak rot about BJP, RSS and Modi ji.
Modi a Master of Marketing this was done delibarately knowing this pic will go viral But Viral Pics and Video s are short lived and has very little shelf life
The strength of BJP is that its leaders respect simple grassroot workers-unlike Congress and other parties
Modiji should stay away from this guy who knows he could be an ISI agent