Twitterati troll Modi for his picture, ‘most welcome’ says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks towards the sky to catch a glimpse of an annular solar eclipse, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

The ‘cloud cover,’ which Prime Minister Narendra Modi said ‘helped’ Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets evade Pakistani radars during the Balakot airstrikes of February, seems to have prevented him from getting a clear view of the annular solar eclipse.

On Thursday (December 26), as the nation watched the solar spectacle, the PM tweeted, “Like many Indians, I was enthusiastic about #solareclipse2019.” “Unfortunately, I could not see the Sun due to cloud cover but I did catch glimpses of the eclipse in Kozhikode [Kerala] and other parts on live stream. Also enriched my knowledge on the subject by interacting with experts,” he added.

The PM shared multiple pictures of him gazing at the sky and talking to experts.

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A Twitter user said the PM’s picture was becoming a meme. To this, the PM, in an uncharacteristically unflappable note, said, “Most welcome….enjoy.” The PM rounded off his tweet with a smiley.

Soon after, Twitter was a flood with Modi memes.

The annular solar eclipse began 7.59 am in the country and was first visible at Cheruvathur in Kerala. It was also visible from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Delhi.

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