‘Meditating Alone With Camera Crew’: Twitterati Burst Into Laughter at PM Modi’s Kedarnath Publicity Bluff
“World-renowned Actor Narendra Modi attends Cannes Film Festival in Kedarnath Temple.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, before the final day of polling and after a day of hectic non-interaction with the press (with the help of Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah), spent a day in peace, meditating inside a cave in Kedarnath. Of course, true to Modi style, his mediation too, was covered by the press.
While journalist Rahul Kanwal of India Today may want to believe that the PM’s frequent trips to Kedarnath are instrumental in speeding up “the reconstruction effort at the holy shrine which was devastated by the cloud burst” — what is it with the PM and clouds? — and that “Modi is unabashed” because he “wears his religion on his sleeve with pride”, most found Modi’s meditation photo-op had more to it than just reconstruction efforts
Some believed that the mystery of the Himalayan Yeti was finally solved.
— Rofl Gandhi 2.0 (@RoflGandhi_) May 18, 2019
Caves. Cameras. Conman.
Maybe even #Yeti will be spotted soon.
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) May 18, 2019
Others marvelled at Modi’s spectacular powers — all thanks to the mediation, of course.
Modi, however, per some, was cosplaying his favourite Imtiaz Ali character.
He was just channeling his inner Bebo you guys
"Modiji apne favourite hain" pic.twitter.com/Rcywtmra4k
— Yeti (@LazyFatYeti) May 19, 2019
But what if he was just trying to visualise his wish?
World-renowned Actor Narendra Modi attends Cannes Film Festival in Kedarnath Temple. (2019) pic.twitter.com/LQTnF4y9mL
— Chicha علی Vaidya (@AuntyHindutva) May 18, 2019
— Niraj Bhatia (@bhatia_niraj23) May 18, 2019
Or just trying to run away from this cruel world after a long and tough election process. Even with the EC carrying a lot of his burdens, it must not have been easy, right?
मैं, मेरी तनहाई और ANI pic.twitter.com/RrF2L0bzK3
— Varun Santhosh (@santvarun) May 18, 2019
Or just maybe, he was trying to prepare for his favourite reality show?
First he took a cameraman to meet his mother , now he takes a cameraman to meditate in a cave. Fellow is the perfect participant for Big Boss
can you pls help him @BeingSalmanKhan ?
— Sid (@sidmtweets) May 18, 2019
— Manish Sood #AbBadlegaHindustan #AbHogaNyay (@The_ManishSood) May 19, 2019
But mostly, a lot of people were a little mean to him. No wonder he needed this well-deserved break.
All the greatest rishis of old had full camera crews in their caves as they meditated https://t.co/yRup7wpFAv
— Mihir Sharma (@mihirssharma) May 18, 2019
Relieved to see a headline with 'modi' and 'cave' in it which isn't 'Modi caves into US pressure' https://t.co/r7iKcTx1e7
— Lil Ozy Veidt (@nah_im_abdulla) May 18, 2019
Modiji doing touristy things just like other Indians. Mandatory picture in their vesh- bhusa and posting all over social media. https://t.co/YN2fZldtJf
— V. (@CupOfToffee) May 18, 2019
For anyone who says Modiji can't take a joke or does not have a sense of humor, look at these pictures. I mean, he wouldn't do this on purpose knowing it's 100% meme content. https://t.co/YN2fZldtJf
— V. (@CupOfToffee) May 18, 2019
— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) May 18, 2019
1) How ordinary people visit Kedarnath Mandir.
2) How a gareeb aadmi visit Kedarnath Mandir.
— History of India (@RealHistoryPic) May 18, 2019
But one pertinent question does arise, that needs some answering.
Wow, wonderful photography. Which camera?
Hope not ther digital one you had in 1988. https://t.co/GgLwxK3l74
— Deepal.Trivedi (@DeepalTrevedie) May 18, 2019