Unlike demonetisation and India’s shooting down a satellite, there was no nail-biting wait for Modi to appear on TV. Instead, Modi just casually sat beside BJP president Amit Shah like this was an everyday affair and not something so rare that newsrooms around the country were waiting with bated breath, waiting to see if he would speak or not.
And then, Modi gave a speech like he normally does and laughingly deflected all questions to Amit Shah.
Modi has often been mocked for his “scripted” interviews so of course people reminded him of that.
Since Modi and the BJP have often mocked former PM Manmohan Singh, comedian Kunal Kamra and others seized the opportunity.
Some compared it to Gavaskar- Srikant batting.
And another had a pertinent doubt.
Some thought this press conference was almost like Modi trolling the media.
This “berozgar chowkidaar” gave all the credit to Mahatma Gandhi, whose killer Nathuram Godse is once again in the headlines, thanks to Pragya Thakur’s praise.
A lot of people politely pointed out that Modi had gatecrashed Shah’s press conference.
Some said it was a miracle!
Bonus: This Arnab joke by Kunal Kamra