The Indian Army tweeted that its Expedition team had sighted the “mysterious footprints of the mythical beast Yeti”, better known as the “abominable snowman” whose existence sits at the cusp of myth and fantasy. Now, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav has found a perfect pitch to take a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a scathing attack at PM Modi, Yadav responded to the army’s tweet and said, “It seems that ‘Acche Din’ are more elusive than the Yeti,” an apparent reference to BJP's patent slogan which was first used in the build-up to 2014 general elections.
Earlier in the day, the Army said it discovered the footprints of the "mythical beast" on April 9 at Makalu Base Camp in Nepal. It also claimed that the "elusive snowman" has also only been sighted nearby at Makalu-Barun National Park. However, in the images, the prints appear to be of a single foot.
The Yeti is also known in popular culture as 'The Abominable Snowman', owing to descriptions and first person accounts of its large size and terrifying nature. The yeti is also an elusive creature which belongs to traditional Nepalese folklore. It is usually described as being furry and ape-like.
Most expeditions often cite alleged footprints they've seen on the snow to be proof of the mythical creature's existence. In folklore, the Yeti, also known as the abominable snowman is an ape-like creature said to inhabit the Himalayas, though its existence has remained unproven.