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.

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.”

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”.

Here are some more reactions on Twitter:

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