Rajkot: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been depicted as Lord Krishna in a BJP advertisement published in a local newspaper on Friday.

The advertisement, which is sure to kick up a controversy, has been given by BJP's Amreli district unit President Bharat Kamdar. The ad also shows Gujarat BJP President R C Faldu as Arjun and party leaders Vijay Rupani, Purshottam Rupala and I K Jadeja as the Pandavas.

The advertisement, given as part of BJP's promotion of "Kishan Yatra", has appeared in Saurasthra edition of a vernacular daily.

Faldu would lead the yatra that would be flagged off by Modi here on Friday evening. The yatra's aim is to create awareness among farmers of Saurasthra region about adopting scientific ways to improve quality and quantity of agriculture products, Faldu had said on Thursday to media persons.

It would also highlight UPA Government's "anti-farmer" policies, he had said.