Love him, hate him, but you just can ignore him. In a first by any Indian politician, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi took on questions from a number of netizens on a variety of topics through a live video chat on Google+ Hangout. The hangout was hosted by Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn.
The Google Plus server crashed on Friday after a the huge response to Narendra Modi's LIVE video chat on Hangout. In fact, the chat had started late because of techinical difficulties. 'Google+ Hangout' facilitates 'group video chat' with upto 10 persons at a time.
Modi, the tech-savvy politician
Modi is the first Indian politician to host a live chat via Internet, joining the ranks of US President Obama and Australian PM Julia Gillard.
Modi, who is active on Twitter and will be facing assembly elections by year-end, answered questions during the programme. The event was broadcast on Youtube.
Twitter abuzz with Modi chat
Dr.Sudhakar Reddy S @sudhakarreddys
Congratulations to @narendramodi 4doing revolutionery first ever Indian google chat with common people from all over world,Great informative
Faking News @fakingnews
Modi haters should actually be happy. SRK used Google+ Hangout last, and it was to promote Ra.One
Wendi Moore-Buysse @WendiMooreAgncy
Modi's Google+ hangout changes terms of political discourse
Avi Sharma @AviBsharma
The idea of Modi for a G+ hangout must be appreciated across party line. 1. He is connecting with middle class who don't go out in rallies.
Spring Blossoms @Online_Florist
http://bit.ly/RxhvnL - Modi has overnight raised the bar for leaders on two counts: public accessibility and accountability #Modihangout
Kiran Kumar S @KiranKS
#ModiHangout is the perfect hashtag. Modi's fans would hangout with him, while his critics love the words 'Modi' and 'Hang' together :)
Suresh Nakhua @sureshnakhua
Real Singham @narendramodi with Reel Singham @ajaydevgn http://nm4.in/Obzygc http://pic.twitter.com/MzLIIZQ1
Prakash Sharma @Prakash_Sharma
Modi has overnight raised the bar for leaders on two counts: 'Public Accessibility & Accountability'.
IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt though questioned the timing of Narendra Modi's Web chat on a day the court sentenced those repsonsible for the Naroda Patya massacre. But barring that controversy, Modi's web chat was hugely successful.
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