A day after veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said there was no ‘Modi wave’ in the country, party workers raised slogans hailing the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi when Dr. Joshi arrived here for a function on Monday.

Dr. Joshi, who is contesting from the Kanpur Lok Sabha seat, was invited as the chief guest to the function organised by the BJP unit here on B.R. Ambedkar’s birth anniversary.

Instead of shouting slogans hailing Dr. Joshi, party workers chanted pro-Modi slogans such as Har Har Modi, Jai Jai Modi and Desh ka Pradhanmantri kaisa ho, Narendra Modi jaisa ho (Who should the country’s PM be like? He should be like Narendra Modi) on his arrival.

Despite their best efforts, the organisers could not stop the party workers from shouting pro-Modi slogans even when Dr. Joshi was leaving at the end of the function.

Dr. Joshi refused to speak to media persons. However, BJP district unit chief Surendra Maithani said it could not be denied that there was a wave in Mr. Modi’s favour. — PTI