It was supposed to be just another event for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. However, what happened next next set tongues wagging.
Just seconds after Modi completed his speech hard-selling GST to chartered accountants across India at the foundation day event of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in New Delhi, the organisers played the Imperial March, the music associated with Star Wars' iconic villain Darth Vader. Perhaps, unaware of its significance in popular culture, the prime minister continued to wave blithely at his supporters.
PM of India, Narendra Modi, actually ended his speech with Darth Vader soundtrack. How befitting. pic.twitter.com/f2rbHURhSS
— Sacha Saeen (@Sacha_Saeen) July 2, 2017
Twitterati was, to say the least, amused:
As ironic as it may seem that they played Darth Vader's Imperial March after Modi's speech, you'd be surprised how often the govt does it. — TCA Sharad Raghavan (@SharadRaghavan) July 1, 2017
It wasn't Modi's first brush with Star Wars. During his 2014 visit to the United States, Modi, in the presence of X-Men star Hugh Jackman, blessed a gathering with a legendary dialogue from the franchise: May the force be with you.
Updated Date: Jul 02, 2017 16:26 PM