PM quitting social media or taking a day off to let women do the talking?

Primary Minister Narendra Modi on Monday stated he could give up his social media accounts on Sunday, boosting a storm on the world wide web.

In a submit that went up at the same time on all his social media profiles at all around nine pm, he stated: “This Sunday, pondering of supplying up my social media accounts on Fb, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will retain you all posted.” The submit garnered a flood of likes and retweets within just a span of just a several minutes.

By late Monday, #NoSir, #ModiJi, #NarendraModi ended up trending on Twitter, and netizens implored him not to give up his profiles, all of which have subsequent in hundreds of thousands.

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Some speculated the PM may perhaps be preparing to swap to an Indian platform, a great deal like China’s Weibo on which Modi created his debut on Could four, 2015, or may well even shift all his communications on to the NaMo app. Some stated that the PM may well have received damage at social media getting contributed to the riots in Delhi.

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Nevertheless, a source close to the PM’s office environment stated Modi was just taking a day off from social media platforms, in the meantime enabling ladies to submit on his behalf. Sunday, March 8, is global women’s day.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi replied to Modi’s submit, tweeting: “Give up hatred, not social media accounts.” To that, Tripura chief minister (CM) Biplab Deb retorted: “So that is the reason (Congress president) Sonia Gandhi doesn’t have any social media account?”

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted: “Earnestly desire you would give this information to the concerted army of trolls, who abuse-intimidate-badger-threaten many others every single next in your identify!” Amruta Fadnavis, wife or husband of previous Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, tweeted: “Sometimes it is the smallest conclusion that can modify our daily life endlessly! I will comply with the path of my leader.”