Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently on his five-nation whirlwind tour. But, his comments on Konark temple in the US, has suddenly become a topic of intense social media conversation with users mocking the prime minister’s latest gaffe.
While speaking at a function organised to return the stolen statues from India, Modi said, “The artists in the 2000-year-old Sun Temple of Konark made statues wearing skirts and holding purse. This means that this practice (of wearing skirts and using purse) was prevalent even then.”
Konark ke Sun Temple mei 2000 saal pehle uss samay ke kalakaro ne aaj ki modern fashionable girl, jo skirt pehenti hai, (contd): PM Modi
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 6, 2016
This prompted social media users particularly on Twitter to remind the PM that the Konark Temple was not 2,000 years old but it was built only 700 years ago.
Many social media users mocked the PM for his latest gaffe.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
#UdtaPM Modi :Mr Obama which place u will visit after leaving yr office.
Obama:Of course Konark, to see the girl in skirt and purse in hand
— Javed Akhtar (@javedsh) June 7, 2016
— neeru bahl (@Neeru_Bahl) June 7, 2016
Hmm, matlab women in India are safe in a skirt only if they are engraved in stone. K. @ANI_news
— Malay Desai (@MalayD) June 7, 2016
See…! modi ji agrees that Skirt Wearing Girls is Part of Indian Culture. These Sanghis are just anti-Indian… 😀😛 pic.twitter.com/4SmOgEq8E5
— Jairaj P (@jairajp) June 7, 2016
Aur tab se leke aaj tak RSS aur Modi bhakt uss Skirt 👗ke peeche pade hai.. pic.twitter.com/IpYGyIgUo9
— Page 57 (@VoiceOfPM) June 7, 2016
— iAmMusa (@onlyursmusa) June 7, 2016
@srivatsayb Modi must be having delusions of short skirt women … Anyway bhakts will claim he increased tourist to that temple
— Man J (@jasmvk) June 7, 2016
PM Modi has arrived in the US after visiting Afghanistan, Qatar and Switzerland. He will leave for Mexico in the last leg of his five-nation trip.