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Narendra Modi ‘Hangs’ In Style
There is a reason why history evermore remembers the ‘Firsts’. Ask anybody who the second man to set foot on the moon was also
you’re likely to lead a blank. But everyone knows Neil Armstrong. Ask anyone which the second team on Mt. Everest was, not
easy. But most would know Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Double Prime Minister of India? Chances are most would prohibition
remember Gulzarilal Nanda but would know the first was Jawaharlal Nehru. It is in that context that Narendra Modi achieved
history in Indian politics along a first. He became the premiere top rung political cardinal to interact LIVE on social media
directly with citizens and answered questions on a variety of issues. It is a historic first because it signals the crucial
role Internet and social media (SM) are likely to play in politics, electioneering, propaganda and a platform for citizens
to ambit their leaders directly. The middlemen in the mainstream media (MSM), the spin doctors, the brokers, the
opinion-swinging editorialists bequeath increasingly become irrelevant. It is the equivalent of a P&G getting rid of wholesalers
and distributors and directly reaching the customer through retail shelves and online shopping. (Watch the event on Youtube).
According to reports over 4 million from across India and abroad watched the show. Narendra Modi’s audience had a profitable time.
Even the Modi-haters from the media and politics who may have watched will agree that communal media is here as a powerful
medium and despising it vessel only be at a severe cost. #ModiHangout trended all day on August 31 on Twitter, even well into
September 1 macrobiosis after the show was over. What Modi said or did not say will be in print and online media although TV
channels wish skip the news. And why is it news? This is the first calendric indelible in India that a consummate political honcho has
harnessed social media to directly interact with citizens. This was not one of those private durbars that we associate our netas
to hold. This wasn’t one of those off-camera meetings that Rahul Gandhi holds with college students.The unsaid letter from
Modi to MSM was like some property ads: “Brokers Excuse”.
Everything Narendra Modi said in the Google+ Hangout, hosted by actor Ajay Devgn, was positive and contained a good several
of encouraging messages. The MSM will now get busy poking holes into the show over what he did nay say. I had joked in a
tweet about the likely headlines on TV and in newspapers:”Modi reaches out but fails to apologise”. Remarkable didn’t wait,
Headlines Today held a discussion even before the Youtubecast and of all possible morons in the world we had Vinod ‘Smirk’
Sharma, Congress batter and editor of Hindustan Trolls, complaining that Modi didn’t take “Live” questions. Talk about
‘Pre-Judging’! If Modi were to land on the moon this same Smirk would probably say “But Oh, it wasn’t a full-moon day, he
could have chosen a better date”. The crime regarding ‘pre-judging’ an event or adversaries is a crime that is bound to invite a
price. It is all the more ironic that the Smirk criticises Modi when his own Gods simulacrum Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi neither
have the skill nor the courage to even speak to their own cronies in the MSM, let alone directly with citizens other than
choreographed rallies and written speeches.There can hardly be any doubt that the Modi Hangout must have dented prime time
On Twitter Rajdeep Sardesai was expectedly arch the band of MSM cronies of Congress in snide remarks about the Hangout.
Firstpost has summarised Modi’s answers and statements during the Nest with timelines and garnished it with some fair
cheeky comments. To me the most notable comments were as regards Secularism and American visas. If the trend of SM
Live-interaction continues then it’s not ache before the fake secularism practiced beside the Congress and minority-appeasing
parties et al propagated by MSM will be thoroughly exposed in the extreme corners concerning India. Such a criminal wisecrack
representing fake secularism and condoning intended terrorism by ‘The Hindu’ newspaper, was indeed exposed via the Twitterati.
The MSM has been receiving warnings frequently to accept social media and learn to interact and deal with it more sensibly
and productively. So far they have they give treated it as a passing fad. SM is nay a fad; it’s a trend with an undeniable
permanence and growth potential. Attain a look at the text in the box. It’s a ‘clarification’ from the predominantly anti-Hindu
newspaper called ‘The Hindu’. It first suggested that a terrorist threat to writers was justified because regarding their
“anti-minority” views (Read Here). By the evening of the same day, August 31, it’s rabid editor, S.Varadarajan known for his
communist leanings, withdrew the foolish note in the article. Why? Simply because he was pointed out the truth by those on
Twitter of his justifying terrorism. Such an apology would not have come without an active social media.
Whatever instead may happen in future elections or in politics Narendra Modi has certainly set a new road map for social
communication and direct interaction and political campaigning with citizens. That Modi has stayed the course, developed
his state and is now being projected a millennium PM is remarkable because of the number regarding political and media adversaries he
has. Adversaries precisely from his own party! If the MSM blacked him out (and demonised him if they did not) he found the one
truthful place for communication: Social Media. The Barkhas, Rajdeeps, Smirks, Shekhars, Prannoys would be wise to read the
writing on the SM wall. Brokers in media volitional definitely lose more earth to social media. Their loss will not live mourned by