Modi destroying institution: PMO’s social media blunder invites trolls
With only a few months to go for the upcoming General elections, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi seems to have pulled up his socks. On Thursday, Modi delivered his last major speech in Parliament, wherein he presented an overall analysis of all the work done by his government and, unsurprisingly, it included a lot of criticism against his opposition party - Congress. While Modi was addressing the parliament, the official handle of the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) was putting up all his quotes on their Twitter account. However, one of the tweets appeared to look like as if the PM is attacking himself.
The tweet that read, “Congress misuses Article 356 several times… but Modi is destroying institutions,” grabbed a lot of attention and backfired at the Prime Minister, as he was severely trolled. As soon as the account tweeted it, netizens were quick to respond with their hilarious replies. Some said that it’s actually Modi who misuses articles; while many applauded the PM for agreeing that is destroying institutions.
The PMO’s tweet was, however, taken in the wrong light. The account was quoting the PM’s speech where he responded to the Congress’ accusations that his government is not effective. The account posted a series of tweets wherein Modi highlighted some of the Congress’ misconducts, adding that despite their own wrongdoings, the Congress always believes that it’s Modi who is destroying the institution. Sense sarcasm!
It was on a similar day, when the President of Congress, Rahul Gandhi challenged the Prime Minister for a five-minute face-to-face debate. However, he added that Modi doesn’t really has the guts and declared him a “coward.”