Why Modi is upset his picture replaced Mahatma Gandhi’s on ‘khadi’ calendar6 min read . Updated: 16 Jan 2017, 02:57 PM IST
The government has now claimed that it had absolutely no clue that Narendra Modi's image was being used by KVIC
Last week, it was brought to our notice that the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) had replaced the image of Mahatma Gandhi using the charkha in its calendar and diary, with that of the leader of the relatively free world, Narendra Modi, doing the same. The KVIC is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament and is tasked with promoting the use of khadi in the country. Mahatma Gandhi, as we all know, not only wore khadi (no monogrammed suits for him, even in cold England), he also wove khadi and promoted its use. The raised eyebrows at Mr Modi, quite the dapper suited and booted Prime Minister, not known for his khadi weaving skills, replacing Mahatma Gandhi in the calendar, is understandable.