#ModiInsultsIndia Trends: Why Twitter Is Lashing Out Against PM Modi

Posted on May 19, 2015 in Politics

By Shambhavi Saxena

Earlier, you felt ashamed of being born Indian. Now you feel proud to represent the country. Indians abroad had all hoped for a change in government last year.

These are the words of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as he addressed a gathering of NRIs in Shanghai China, repeated in Seoul, South Korea, and wouldn’t you know it, tech-savvy Indians took umbrage.

Surfing across the globe on economic trends that were in place well before his time at South Block, he sees himself as the beacon of a new dawn, eviscerating the Indian nation of its rich traditions and history of social and political events, many of which are a matter of pride and joy for one or another community.

Of all the self-aggrandizing, 10 lakh monogrammy suit-ish things to do this is by far the best thing to come tumbling out of the Indian Prime Minister’s mouth. He may have convinced some people of his pristine intentions, or that he is, in fact, the Iron Patriot – move over Tony Stark! – but he has a lot of answering to do to the twitterati, which is busy tearing holes into his statement, and won’t let either the incidents of Gujarat in 2002 or his current joyride around the world slide from public memory that easy.