Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on his birthday Thursday, this time on the right date. And Modi added in the tweet that he was getting the date correct this time.
Happy Birthday President @ashrafghani…got the date right this time. :)
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 19, 2016
In a previous tweet on February 12, PM Modi had wished the Afghanistan president on the wrong date sending out warm wishes for a ‘long life, exceptional health and a joyful journey ahead.”
As a response to this faux pas, President Ghani had tweeted back thanking him for his wishes, but pointing out to the mistake in date.
@narendramodi Greetings from Munich Mr. PM. Although, my Birthday is on 19th May, but I’d still like to thank you for your gracious words :)
— Ashraf Ghani (@ashrafghani) February 12, 2016
What followed were a number of tweets trolling PM Modi for getting the date wrong. Many also pointed out to Google being the reason for getting the date wrong.
— R K Saxena (@rks17353) February 13, 2016
— SIDAARRTH SHINDE (@sidaarrthshinde) February 12, 2016
— Santoesha Bissesar (@MsSantoesha) February 12, 2016