Narendra Modi goofs up again, calls Mahatma Gandhi 'Mohanlal'

Published: 20 November, 2013 19:26 IST | Agencies |

Narendra Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, has referred to Mahatma Gandhi as Mohanlal, and not Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi at a rally in Rajasthan on Tuesday.

In yet another slip up, BJP leader and its  prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has mispronounced the first name of the Mahatma calling him Mohanlal Karamchand Gandhi instead of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

"Towards the end of his life, Mahatma Gandhi had a wish which was not fulfilled. Would you fulfil that wish? Would you fulfil Gandhi's wish? Mohanlal Karamchand Gandhi..." he said addressing a rally here yesterday.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi slips up once again. File Pic

The slip up of the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate comes days after his goof up between Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerji and revolutionary Shyamaji Krishna Verma.

"Shyama Prasad Mookerjee was a revolutionist. He died in 1930. His last wish was that his ashes be brought to India after independence. The Congress governments didn't get them back. 

"It was I who got the ashes back to India in 2003," Modi had said in Kheda recently while confusing Shyama Prasad Mookerjee with Shyamaji Krishna Verma.

He had apologised for the error after it was brought to his notice, and clarified that he meant Shyamaji Krishna Verma.

Earlier, during a rally in Bihar, Modi had said, "When we think of Gupta dynasty, we remember Chandragupta Maurya." Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was quick to hit back by saying, "Modi's knowledge of history is amazing. He called Chandragupta, the king of Maurya dynasty, the king of Gupta dynasty."

Modi then landed in another controversy over the location of Taxila. He said, "Taxila is in Bihar," when in reality, Taxila is nowhere near Bihar, but in Pakistan.

Mumbai Youth Congress workers had responded to his historical goof ups by sending him a package containing history textbooks as a "Diwali gift", claiming it was meant to help him "improve his knowledge" of the subject.

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