Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes two years in office today. We take an opportunity to look back at some of the occasions when the PM became fodder for social media, all in good humour.
Kerala-Somalia comparison: Modi found himself in a midst of another Twitter storm after comparing Kerala to Somalia. The backlash was severe. (More hilarious tweets)
Mistakenly wishing Afghan President ‘Happy birthday’: On February 12 this year, Modi mistakenly wished Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Twitter wishing him a 'long life and exceptional health and a joyful journey ahead'. The Prime Minister was trolled on social media platform after Ghani replied thanking him for his 'gracious words' but informing him about his right birthday. Modi then wished Ghani in a very witty tweet on his actual birthday. (Interesting details)
Badal is India’s Nelson Mandela? In October last year, Modi's comment that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is India's Nelson Mandela led to another deluge of tweets, taking on the PM’s views.
When Modi was nudged by a Russian official: Late last year, Modi was pulled back by a Russian official as he walked past the guard of honour accorded to him while the Indian national anthem was being played soon after his arrival here today. As the PM was moving when 'Jana Gana Mana' was being played at the guard of honour by a contingent of Russian military, a Russian official gently nudged him to move back. The image went viral on social media. (Full Story)
Modi 'interacts' with statues: In May last year, Modi’s visit to the famous Terracotta Warriors Museum in China became a treasure house for Twitterati as memes flooded the internet. Modi checking out the large collection of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China, in glares led to Twitterati taking to the micro blogging site with witty tweets. (More funny tweets)
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