Modi force be with you: Indian PM exits speech to Darth Vader music
Modi was giving a speech at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in New Delhi after the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act was rolled out on Saturday. As his speech ended, the well-known Imperial March theme music began to play.
Modi is a Star Wars enthusiast, and Darth Vader is the main villain from the popular movie series, leading many to wonder why a song associated with evil was chosen to end a speech on corruption and taxes.
*Narendra Modi leaves the stage with the ominous theme music of Darth Vader. *— Siddharth Panda (@realslimsiddy) July 2, 2017
Obi wan : I felt a great disturbance in the force.#GST
Whoa did Times Now choose to play Darth Vader's Imperial March for the PM's speech? pic.twitter.com/ulWBBUqGWS— Krish Ashok (@krishashok) July 1, 2017
Many on social media reckon the music had to be a prank but a few are giving Modi credit for making the choice.
My guess is that the prankster was going for this, although that's Palpatine, but close enough pic.twitter.com/pD7FaKAjpC— Krish Ashok (@krishashok) July 1, 2017
HE ACTUALLY USED THE DARTH VADER SOUNDTRACK! MODI JI IS BEST! https://t.co/jG3UFsZl92— Azzam Pompi Mohamed (@Pompeee) July 2, 2017
Well can you blame him? The tune is called the Imperial March after all 🤷 Forget Hanlon's Razor, the guy's a genius.— Samuel Koshie (@samkosh) July 3, 2017
This wasn’t Modi’s first Star Wars reference. The Indian leader told a crowd at New York’s Madison Square Garden “May the force be with you” during a speech in 2014.