It’s not new for PM Narendra Modi to take a tour of foreign countries and turn into one-of-their-own for the duration of his visit. And the credit for his ‘global citizen’ image goes to his entourage which comprises of the best of PR professionals, fashion designers, stylists and, obviously, language tutors.
As we speak, Modi is on yet another foreign trip, this time to Central Asia, starting with visits to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. And the global citizen is back in action!
And this time, it seems Modi has thrown open his Twitter account to his Uzbeki tutor. At least, his tweets suggest so:
Here’s how Modi greeted Uzbekistan upon his arrival! Instant connect, you see!
Salom O’zbekiston! Toshkentda samimiy kutib olganlari uchun,Bosh Vazir Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyevga minnatdorchilik bildiraman.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 6, 2015
And then he wished the country hasta la vista, baby in Uzbek. So far so good.
Samimiy mehr-oqibat uchun O’zbekiston xalqiga minnatdorchilik bildiraman. My gratitude to the people of Uzbekistan for the affection.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 7, 2015
But here’s when the first signs of Modi’s Twitter account being hijacked by his Uzbeki tutor surfaced:
Президент Нұрсұлтан Назарбаевты 75 жасқа толуымен құттықтай отырып, өмірі ұзақ және денсаулығы мықты болуына дұға етемін— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 6, 2015
And Indians were quick to make fun of Modi’s mystic tweets.
Even fake Omar Abdullah pulled his leg.
. @narendramodi Even Modi ji knows C++ language.— 0mar Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) July 6, 2015