With Indian Army claiming its jawans saw "mysterious footprints" of mythical 'Yeti' close to Makalu Base Camp earlier this month, social media on Tuesday was set ablaze with posts and memes, but it took political turn after some politicians jumped into the row.
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Partyleader Akhilesh Yadav took to Twitter to mock the Narendra Modi government.
"It seems that 'acche din' are more elusive than the#Yeti," he said in a reference to Modi government's promise of "gooddays".
Replying to Yadav, Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudharysaid, "Now all what is left is for PM & CM Yogi to tell us aboutyeti's #caste!"
During a press conference, Bharatiya Janata Partyspokesperson Sambit Patra also cited "mystery around Yeti" to take apotshot at Congress President Rahul Gandhi over controversy over hiscitizenship following Home Ministry's notice to clarify his nationality.
BJP leader Tarun Vijay expressed his unhappiness over theuse of world "beast" for 'Yeti'.
"Congratulations, we are always proud of you. salutesto the #IndianArmy Mountaineering Expedition Team. But please, you are Indian,don't call Yeti a beast," he tweeted.
However, Twitterati were less impressed with it and chose tohave a good laugh instead.