West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee targeted PM Modi over his image over the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) diary and calendars of 2017. She criticized PM Modi as Mahatma Gandhi’s pictures were replaced with PM Modi and expressed dissatisfaction over this issue.
She said that “The great symbol of charka and Mahatma Gandhi now gets replaced by Modi babu”. Mahatma Gandhij is the Father of the Nation. She asked Modi’s credentials for doing this replacement.
Yesterday many KVIC employees showed their anger about this replacement and staged protects which continues today as well. They demanded that reasons must come out regarding this replacement of images of the father of the nation.
However, KVIC officials justified this decision mentioning PM Modi’s distribution of 500 Charkhas to women spinners in Ludhiana as the reason behind his inclusion in the KVIC diaries and calendars. He said to honor that historical moment, KVIC decided to print his picture on calendars.
This came as a surprise for many people that Mahatma Gandhi’s trademark image weaving khadi on a simple charkha got replaced by PM Modi’s picture in the same classic pose as that of the Gandhi.