Narendra Modi’s photographers work tirelessly. Sometimes even risking their lives.
We’ve seen security personnel running along with, hanging on to or hopping on to the sides of Chief Ministers’ or Prime Minister’s car for security reasons. We’ve seen that in many cases of country heads’ and state heads’ cars. However, in a bizarre incident, a photographer can be seen hanging on to the car with his camera focused on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
This incident took place in Gujarat during the Prime Minister’s visit to the state in 28th August 2022. In August, Narendra Modi visited the poll bound state to inaugurate various schemes in addition to unveiling “Smritivan”, a memorial built for the commemorate the victims of 2001 earth quakes that rocked the state. Before the unveiling the memorial in Bhuj, Narendra Modi attended a road show in which he waved at his supporters and the public who had gathered there. As Narendra Modi was waving at the crowd by hanging out on his car, a photographer can be seen hanging on the other side of the car taking pictures of Modi. The entire road show can be seen in a video published by Narendra Modi’s official YouTube channel.
This video has become viral recently and the Uttar Pradesh Congress has also shared the video in its official twitter handle.
कैमराजीवी परिधानमंत्री 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tt0C1TIoKj
— UP Congress (@INCUttarPradesh) October 3, 2022
Following this, Telengana Rashtriya Samithi’s Social Media Convenor Sathish Reddy had also tweeted “Modi ji & his affection towards photo shoot is better love story than twilight! XD”
Modi ji & his affection towards photo shoot is better love story than twilight! XD pic.twitter.com/OAaumyn3XG
— YSR (@ysathishreddy) October 4, 2022
In the video shared by Sathish, Narendra Modi can be seen asking many to move aside so that he doesn’t obstructed from the camera’s view. Narendra Modi can be seen asking many to move aside which also include Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In the past, some users have ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his frequent costume changes. Some can be seen here and here.
Who pays for Vishwaguru’s dresses & wardrobe? How many people are employed to maintain such a big collection of fancy dress costumes?
Heard Modi ji is constructing a big hall in his new home to keep these clothes.
Sources have confirmed Modiji never repeats any clothes.😭😭 pic.twitter.com/jjLnm1wvzr
— ηᎥ†Ꭵղ (@nkk_123) June 28, 2022
Apart from costumes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also criticized or mostly ridiculed by several social media users for waving at empty places such as tunnels, lakes, bridges as if he is waving to a crowd. This has been reported in some news sites as well which can be seen here, here and here.
This video of PM Narendra Modi has Twitterati guessing – ‘who is he waving at?’#NarendraModi #Srinagar #Jammu #Kashmir pic.twitter.com/QG1BC5hbDO
— ABP News (@ABPNews) February 5, 2019
Some of the social media posts can be seen here, here, here, here, here and here.
Modi Wave exists. It does. Can you see an unusual character waving?! Just that there is no one down there to be waved at. That’s the Modi Wave for you. pic.twitter.com/QwR0kbu2iT
— Brijesh Kalappa (@brijeshkalappa) December 26, 2018
Must’ve been embarrassing to wave at cameras only
Modi at Dal Lake in Indian Occupied Kashmir pic.twitter.com/fhpdYF70Ow
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) February 4, 2019
Narendra Modi’s love for the camera, the desire to click a good picture and yearning for a good video is well documented and at the same time heavily criticized by the opposition of being self-obsessed, megalomaniac and narcissistic.