Gandhinagar, Sep 1: How about paying your obeisance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, this Ganesh Chaturthi festival? Taken aback?
We are serious, if you are a supporter of the BJP and Modi, then you must visit Vadodara in Gujarat (Modi's home state) where a Ganesh Chaturthi pandal has attracted devotees in hordes to pay their obeisance to the idols of Modi and Shah along with Lord Ganesh.
Yes, a pandal in Juni Gadi area of the city has installed an idol of Lord Ganesh along with the idols of PM and the BJP president. While a small idol of Lord Ganesh was seen mounted on one of the shoulders of Modi's idol, Shah's godly avatar was seen just a few steps behind Modi's.
Both the idols of Modi and Lord Ganesh are well-protected by a colourful umbrella too. While Modi was seen in his quintessential saffron Modi coat, Shah as usual was dressed in white kurta and pajama.
During festival times, various pandals across the country try to do something different to attract crowds. So, Vadodara pandal thought about the best idea to install idols of Modi and Shah, the two most popular politicians from the state now ruling the country from Lutyens' Delhi.