Modi’s Dal Photo-Op Triggers Tense Reactions


Prime Minister, Narendra Modi was trolled on social networking sites as soon as his video was uploaded about his tour in the world famous Dal Lake. He spent Sunday visiting Ladakh, Jammu and Srinagar during which he sailed a patch of the Dal lake.

PM Narendra Modi waving his hand

The video shared on the internet showed Modi waving towards the people. It was an exclusive video as no media had access to it. While he toured the Lake, all Kashmir based media was waiting for him in the auditorium hall of SKICC, including the media persons of Prasar Bharati. The part of the lake that Prime minister visited was hugely scanned by the security detail.

The first tweet came from the former chief minister of J&K Omar Abdullah where he wrote, “This camera person has done the Hon PM a huge disservice by not showing all the people furiously waving back because there is no way the PM would be waving at an empty lake.”

Tahir Sayeed, who is associated with PDP wrote, “Wonder who is he waving to? Kashmiris were lockdown for his visit. Ohh he is Modi Ji, He can even wave his hand to Dal lake, empty Shikaras and Zabarwan hills.”

Another Twitter user @PandithMP commented: “Modi waiving to mountains and dal lake waters”.

“This will become the defining picture of @narendramodi the most popular prime minister of India for his inability to fulfil his agreement with Kashmir,” PDP leader Naeem Akhter wrote on his twitter, after captioning the photo ‘the lone voyager!’ “For his inability to rise above the Sangh agenda. His loneliness in this picture depicts his an ability to resolve Kashmir.” Earlier Mehbooba Mufti wrote: “For the those who are asking, the ? is for BJPs countless imaginary ‘friends’ in Kashmir.”

After his tour, he straightaway went to SKICC where state officials and the local media were waiting for him as he was running late by an hour.  The local media was limited to report his auditorium interaction only after which he met recently elected Panchs and Sarpanchs in a closed-door hall for at least 30 minutes and till then everybody was literally locked down in the auditorium including the top state officials.

Meanwhile, during his Jammu visit another video showed former MoS Priya Sethi sitting behind PM Modi but then another BJP lawmaker came to the podium and directed madam Sethi to leave the seat, to which she politely agreed.


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