Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated the first anniversary of his spectacular victory in the national elections last year with what was a 53-minute address to “mini India” in Shanghai.
His audience, members of the India community in China, chanted “Modi, Modi” everytime the PM delivered a punchline or even just paused.
“I didn’t realise that after one year I will be in front of a mini-India away from India,” the Prime Minister said, drawing cheers when he also said, “No one would make me PM looking at my bio data… I bow to the millions of Indians whose determination made the impossible possible.”
And the Twitterati couldn’t control themselves. Trending on the top for almost the entire day:
Just imagine. One year back, NaMo’s passport was so empty. #NamoVictoryDay
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) May 16, 2015
— Kaushik Mukherjee (@kush07) May 16, 2015
BREAKING : Sambit Patra sues Google as there is no Google-Doodle for #NamoVictoryDay.
— 0mar Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) May 16, 2015
The no. of days Namo spent abroad is less than Raga spending in Bangkok unofficially !so stop pointing fingers ! #NamoVictoryDay
— Dr Jwala Gurunath (@DrJwalaG) May 16, 2015
— Suryakant Pandey (@suryakantpandey) May 16, 2015
तीसरे मोर्चे की तेरहवी हुई थी आज 😂 #NamoVictoryDay
— सुधेश बुन्देलखंडी (@lvu04) May 16, 2015
— TAshok (@TAshokN) May 16, 2015