On Sunday comments of Prime Minister Narendra Modi contrasting Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to anti-Apartheid symbol Nelson Mandela came in for corresponds on social networking with the hashtag ‘#YoBadalsoMandela’ drifting on Twitter. At an occasion to pay tribute to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan on his 113th birth anniversary, Modi praised the Punjab Chief Minister as the ‘Nelson Mandela of India’ saying he has spent plenty of years in jail and that too for political reasons.
The remark was attacked all across along with the Lok Sabha Deputy Leader of Opposition, Captain Amarinder Singh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress representative Sanjay Jha and many others tweeting regarding it. In the mean time, the Punjab Congress Chief Pratap Singh Bajwa, tried to accuse the Badal organization of being ineffective saying, ‘Under Badal Govt farmers are dying day by day, 70 percent youth of Punjab is snared to drugs and PM Modi calls Mr Badal India’s Nelson Mandela.’
Then again, the Indian Twitter saw the brighter side of the announcement also and soon #YoBadalsoMandela prompted some amusing reactions on Twitter. Here are few best Twitter responses to Modi’s remark on Badal, from criticism to jokes.
Arvind Kejriwal (@Arvind Kejriwal) “Badal is the Nelson Mandela of India?”
Capt.Amarinder Singh ( @capt_amarinder) “#YoBadalSoMandela Who says our PM has no sense of humour. Let’s hope, like Mandela, Bharat Ratna/Nobel Prize next for Badal”
Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) “Modi Ji just proved why he is our own Donald Trump. #YoBadalSoMandela”
Javed M Ansari (@javedmansari) “Badal the Nelson Mandela of India. This surely takes the cake”