During his speech at Ayodhya after the bhoomi pujan for a new Ram temple, Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as “Aditya Yoginath”, and on social media people reacted with memes.
At the start of his speech while introducing those on the stage with him, Modi said: “Uttar Pradesh ke urjawan, yashaswi, lokpriya mukhya mantri sriman Aditya Yoginathji (Uttar Pradesh’s dynamic, successful and popular chief minister Aditya Yoginathji)”.
Watch the moment here:
Who’s “Aditya YogiNath Ji” 🤣pic.twitter.com/L7Owgmj0FV
— PANKAJ (@ViewsOfPankaj) August 5, 2020
Many on social media thought the slip was ironic given the Uttar Pradesh chief minister has been credited with changing many towns and cities in the state. Here’s how people reacted:
— RAMBO (@RambosOutlook) August 5, 2020
— Neel Joshi (@neeljoshiii) August 5, 2020
Only Modi ji can do this, sabka naam badalne Wale ka naam badal diya. #AdityaYogiNath
— Shubham Gaur (@_ShubhamGaur) August 5, 2020
Modiji after saying “Aditya Yoginath” pic.twitter.com/tinHRDHZoy
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) August 5, 2020
Modi ji after saying Aditya YogiNath : pic.twitter.com/p3jdQdHbED
— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@theesmaarkhan) August 5, 2020
Modi ji: Aditya yoginath
— 💓ऋतिका🇮🇳 (@Vritika385) August 5, 2020
— Chetan (@_ImChetan_) August 5, 2020
aditya yoginath 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/xWmteuReXh
— SRKιαи Foяeveя (@IamAlizaman) August 5, 2020
When Modi Ji said Aditya Yoginath instead of Yogi Adityanath pic.twitter.com/OisX0xEEMI
— Jitesh Rochlani (@JRism9) August 5, 2020
Modi ji : Aditya Yoginath.
— Nikhil Kumar Sharma (@iamsharmanikhil) August 5, 2020
Modi ji: “Aditya yoginath”.
Meanwhile Yogi Adityanath: pic.twitter.com/cWlzeVNdkV
— Sumit jadhav (@Ekdum_Jhakaasss) August 5, 2020
Sharing the dais with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Trust chief Nritya Gopaldas Maharaj, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the prime minister said the proposed Ram temple would become a modern symbol of India’s traditions.
Modi made a quick visit to Hanumangarhi temple before attending the ground-breaking ceremony for the ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’, where he offered prayers and he was gifted a silver crown, a stole embossed with the name of Lord Ram, and headgear.