‘Are you on Twitter?’ — NBC anchor’s question to PM Modi receives huge backlash from desi Twitterati

Megyn Kelly's question to PM Modi triggered a lot of people on Twitter, many of them asking her to 'do homework'.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 2, 2017 1:52 pm
narendra modi, narendra modi twitter, narendra modi 30 million twitter followers, megyn kelly narendra modi interview, nbc anchor megyn kelly asks modi are you on twitter, indian express, indian express news Kelly, who is in St Petersburg, Russia to interview Putin, was at Konstantin Palace’s state dinner party where she also met PM Modi. (Source: NBC News/Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Russia and held talks with President Vladimir Putin about nuclear power plants,  terrorism, trade and investment. But it is NBC anchor Megyn Kelly’s question to Modi that is creating a buzz on social media. Kelly, who is in St Petersburg, Russia to interview Putin, was at Konstantin Palace’s state dinner party where she also met PM Modi. But her ‘small talk’ with the PM did not just seem awkward to many Twitter users, but also seemed ‘badly researched’. When Modi, the second-most followed world leader on Twitter with over 30 million followers, referred to one of Kelly’s tweets, she laughed and asked him “Oh, are you on Twitter?” Her question obviously triggered a lot of people on Twitter, many of them asking her to ‘do homework’.

Here is the video showing Kelly talking to the PM.

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Here are some of the reactions her question triggered on the micro-blogging site.

“While Narendra Modi had done his homework Ms. Kelly had not researched her subjects well”, “Truely embarassing that Megyn wnt into the i/v with 0 homewrk.Bad job by a journo for any work let alone abt the leader of biggest democracy,” are some of the comments that enraged Twitter users posted on Twitter. The second-most followed current head of state on Twitter after Donald Trump, his official Twitter handle @PMOIndia has an additional 18 million followers, making his total following a grand 48 million.

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  1. R
    Jun 3, 2017 at 1:48 pm
    She is right , he is followed by Hindu , RSS religious fanatics . No body will follow this murdrer of humanity .
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      Chengalvala Srinivas
      Jun 3, 2017 at 12:51 pm
      No wonder journalists these days are not taken seriously.
      1. M
        Jun 3, 2017 at 8:34 am
        Why desi only? By all except Indian media slaves of pros ute Sonia.
        1. R
          Jun 3, 2017 at 1:47 am
          What's so strange if a foreign journalist didn't know his presence on Twitter? He hardly says anything worthwhile on Twitter. No reason for her to follow him. Probably she also didn't know that our PM figured rightly or wrongly in the list of top 10 of the dreaded list on Google. Otherwise she might have put him to some probing questions. Then too our unemploye-d twitterati would have used expletives against her as is the wont of all blind hearted Bhajtards.
          1. H
            Hemant Kumar
            Jun 3, 2017 at 12:28 am
            Still the number is far less than victims of gujrat riots i guess
            1. A
              Ajaypal Sidhu
              Jun 2, 2017 at 7:55 pm
              These kam-bhakts would use the most foul language for any perceived enemy and see them get riled up at a not so foul remark. Way to go Megyn! Show these kam-bhakts that no matter what the Indian paid media says, they or their feku leader and his 40 chor are not that important. Whatever little importance feku ji gets is because of the great nation he was born in. He is the same person whom no respectable country would issue a visa till he got elected as the PM.
              1. S
                Jun 2, 2017 at 3:05 pm
                who g a f about 3rd world anyway
                1. M
                  Jun 2, 2017 at 6:39 pm
                  48 million buddy...more than the population of USA..
                2. P
                  Parth Garg
                  Jun 2, 2017 at 2:12 pm
                  Even a casual off the cuff question has caused the 'Bhakts' to cry foul. It is height of intolerance.
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