NEW DELHI: The statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent three-nation tour that ‘Indians were earlier ashamed of being a part of the country has not been taken in good spirits on Twitter.
As quoted in a media report, PM Modi during his recent international visit said, “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.”
Modi in his indirect remark explained that the perception of the people has changed ever since he has taken over as the Prime Minister of India.
Several Twitter users criticized Modi for his statement and within no time, #ModiInsultsIndia was one of the top trends on the micro-blogging site that has usually been flooded with praises for the PM.
Here are some reactions on Twitter against the Modi’s comment during his China and Korea tour.
Just talked to Brahma. He's not ashamed to have been born Indian either. #ModiInsultsIndia
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 19, 2015
The comments from Modi were another platform for Opposition Congress to attack him which was further intensified after it started trending on Twitter.
Sanjay Jha of the Congress posted, “#ModiInsultsIndia is a worldwide top trend because it has offended the sensibilities of every Indian. A national disgrace beyond description.”
#ModiInsultsIndia is a worldwide top trend because it has offended the sensibilities of every Indian. A national disgrace beyond description
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) May 19, 2015
On the other hand, Pawan Khera of his party echoed his voice and tweeted, “India was not ashamed despite your shenanigans in Gujarat. India is more, much more than you can ever understand #ModiInsultsIndia”.
India was not ashamed despite your shenanigans in Gujarat. India is more, much more than you can ever understand #ModiInsultsIndia
— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) May 19, 2015
Here are some more reactions on Twitter:
With due respect to PM & the NRIs in Seoul cheering him, I don't believe we were ever ashamed of being Indian at any time. Say if u disagree
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) May 18, 2015
If every Indian had took India as Modi said, than India wouldn't have achieved any stature in any field. But Modi is Modi. #Unthankful PM
— pardeep kumar gupta (@outburstindia) May 19, 2015
— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) May 19, 2015
Ashamed of being born here? Never. Disillusioned by unfulfilled promises? Yes, very much. But not ashamed - not one bit. #ModiInsultsIndia
— Garfield Dsouza (@mythicalapollo) May 19, 2015