Modi says people were ashamed to be born Indian till one year ago

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#ModiInsultsIndia is a worldwide trend as Modi marked his one year in office by telling NRIs in China and Seoul : ‘Earlier, you felt ashamed of being born Indian. Now you feel proud to represent the country’.

PM Modi was quoted as saying during an interaction with the Indian community in Shanghai that earlier people were ashamed of being born an Indian but now they felt proud to represent the country.This is very controversial quote by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this surely boils the blood of every Indian and they have shown their anger on the various social media including the twitter.

Who gives the right to Modi to quote such a thing on the behalf of Indians? Or perhaps Prime minister thinks that he has come as savior to save Indian from the shame? Please do not forget to leave your comments on this to assure the politicians that they do not own the country not do they own us, they are just the elected members and their job is to serve the nation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently created controversy by claiming that in the past, Indians were apparently ashamed of being born in their country. Modi was quoted in a newspaper saying “Earlier you felt ashamed of being born Indian” and that his term in office is what has changed that perception. As he marked his one year in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have set out to say that the bad days are gone, in an address on Saturday to the Indian community in Shanghai. His first year in office, he said, had given Indians abroad a new pride in the country.

“Earlier, you felt ashamed of being born Indian, now you feel proud to represent the country. Indians abroad had all hoped for a change in government last year,” Modi was quoted as saying by the Hindu.

But it seemed to have been a self-goal as indignation and outrage simmered on Twitter, with demands for apologies:

What followed instead was news of another variation of the same thought, this time from Seoul, where Modi addressed a grand reception with almost 1500 people in attendance.
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Modi said that people used to lament about what sin they had committed in their previous birth that they were born in India. There used to be a point in time when people used to regret being born in India and businessmen wanted to leave the country for better opportunities abroad, he said. But now, he added, those people are saying they are ready to come back even if their incomes are lower than in other places. “The mood has changed,” he added, going on to assert that his government had changed sentiments within one year of assuming office.
The response was instantaneous.

More outrage followed on Twitter, with a lot of back and forth between the so called ‘adarsh liberals’ and the right-wing proponents and humour was only a byproduct waiting to be unleashed. Within a few hours the hashtag #ModiInsultsIndia was trending.

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