New Delhi, November 25 :Bihar politician and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, in his latest barb on demonetisation, has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of playing “Uncle Podger” from Jerome K Jerome’s 1889 comic novel ‘Three Men in a Boat’.
In a series of tweets, Lalu Prasad compared the PM to Uncle Podger, a character known for creating a mess out of the simplest of projects and then blaming everyone else for it. “During study days, read a poem ‘Uncle Podger hangs the (a) picture’.
DeMonetisation chaos reminded me of him striking similarities wth Modi,” he tweeted.The reference was to the third chapter of the novel in which Uncle Podger creates chaos while hanging a picture on a wall. “Like Uncle Podger, Modiji boasts he needs no one, but soon employs everyone (everyone), creates a mess, blames all-Picture out of frame & himself out of a scene,” he said in another tweet. — IANS