Gular or cluster fig or ficus racemosa is native to Australia & Central Asia. Prepared as stir-fries & curries after the seed has been discarded. In Atharva Veda it has been given importance as a means of aquiring prosperity & vanquishing foes.
Raja Harishchandra’s crown was a branch of the tree set in an amulet of gold and his throne was made from its wood.
It is also sacred for the Budhists.
An attack on Modi only strengthens him. He is the permanent underdog who pulled himself up by his bootstraps & whose rise the erstwhile elites he ousted are unable to stomach. This persona of genuine ’son of the soil’ who was in touch with his roots, represented the real India. Every abuse hurled at Modi ended up making him stronger.
(Nalin Mehta in The New BJP)