New Delhi, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement during his recent three-nation tour that Indians were ashamed of being born in the country before his government has not gone down well with the people and thus, the hashtag #ModiInsultsIndia is trending on the microblogging website.
As per a Hindu report, "Modi said his year in office had given Indians abroad a new pride in the country."
"Now you feel proud to represent the country. Indians abroad had all hoped for a change in government last year," the PM further said.
In Seoul, South Korea, Modi had said, "There was a time when people used to say we don't know what sins we committed in our past life that we were born in Hindustan. Is this any country, is this any government...we will leave."
Twitter is abuzz with reactions on what the Prime Minister has said in China and Korea and also on how Narendra Modi government has fared in its first year. Here are few of the reactions:
So according to our PM India never had any Patriot till he came to power? Not expected this from PM of our country! #ModiInsultsIndia— ツSonal ♡ (@SonalMehra_) May 19, 2015
Are you ashamed of Gandhi, Nehru, Sardar Patel, Vivekananda?All of them happened before 2014?#ModiInsultsIndia— रचित सेठ (@rachitseth) May 19, 2015
My apologies to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sahdev & numerous young men who sacrificed lives so tht 1 day a PM can shame them #ModiInsultsIndia— 5 * Farmer (@RURALINDIA) May 18, 2015
#ModiInsultsIndia is a worldwide top trend because it has offended the sensibilities of every Indian. A national disgrace beyond description— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) May 19, 2015