One year of Modi government: Reactions galore on Twitter

Narendra Modi's first year in office has had some highs and lows. Here are some political and non-political reactions on Twitter.

Written by Vishnu Varma | New Delhi | Updated: May 19, 2015 4:26:10 pm
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As the Narendra Modi-led government completes one year in office on May 26 (the day it was sworn in), Twitter is abuzz with reactions, verdicts and judgments on how the government fared in its first year. While the Prime Minister is currently in South Korea on a three-nation tour, he is expected to be back later today.

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Meanwhile, let’s see what the politicos and other public personalities thought of the incumbent government on Twitter.

BJP leaders, as expected, played to the gallery and harped on the Modi government’s achievements.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, wrote a lengthy blog post hailing the Prime Minister for his achievements and for the part he played in the landmark parliamentary elections. He posted it on Twitter too.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, on the anniversary of the BJP victory, congratulated PM Modi on the occasion.

She may have failed in the Delhi test, but Kiran Bedi’s loyalty and appreciation for PM Modi remains unblemished. She spoke of how India is ‘moving ahead with a clear plan’ when asked by a Twitter user.

Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan was also full of praise for PM Modi and the central government.

However, on the other end of the aisle, the verdicts are caustic.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said the first year of the Modi government has only given weight to ‘symbolism’ and ‘cosmetic changes.’

The CPI(M), which woke up late to the social media juggernaut, has also hit out against the NDA government.

It would be a surprise if the Congress, a lifelong rival of the BJP, would say anything good about the Centre. They did not disappoint. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who has opened an account on Twitter after much ado, said he would give zero marks to the BJP government.

Jayaprakash Narayan, a civil servant-turned-politician of the regional Lok Satta party, said the record of the Centre is mixed. Unlike other politicos, he gives an insightful verdict on the government’s first year.

And here are some non-political reactions. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw,  chairman and managing director of Biocon, India’s largest biotechnology company, tweeted that the Modi government has ‘performed admirably despite challenges.’

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