Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chose yet another favourable channel and its representative for his latest Q&A exercise. Speaking to Zee News, Prime Minister spoke about ‘hugplomacy’ and whether he felt nervous on meeting foreign leaders among other topics.
When asked about his 2013 promise of creating 1 crore jobs every year after becoming the prime minister, Modi said, “Somebody please tell me if someone sells pakaude, fried Indian snack, and earns Rs 200 by the end of the day, will you not call it a job? Which register mentions that a man is earning Rs 200 every day? It’s a simple thing to understand that the banks have given loans to 10 crore people. Which means that these many people have earned their livelihood.”
Modi’s comments prompted social media users to poke fun at the prime minister’s definition of jobs with many resorting to sarcasm while mocking his claims.
Here are some of the reactions;
People need to start pakaude business.. Self employment after studying alot.
— Shankar Anand (@bsankaranand) January 20, 2018
— Ranbir Kapoor (@HinduIQ) January 20, 2018
What a lousy PM! He used to create so much noise on Unemployment during UPA & under his govt so many skilled workers lost jobs & he is comparing them with “Pakaude Wala”. He wants entire Indians to sell Pakauda.That’s what happens when u select an uneducated Sangh Pracharak as PM https://t.co/cHQxdM679D
— Invincible (@i_me_my5elf) January 19, 2018
Chai-wala only concerned about pakaude-wala! Wah! ?? https://t.co/10IQybpmjn
— Ishita Bhatia (@IshitaBhatiaTOI) January 19, 2018
“Just one word: Pakaude. Theres a great future in Pakaude” – The Graduate (2018) … God Bless You Mrs. Robinson! https://t.co/d2WnGqXnwz
— Suhail Bagdadi (@baba_bagdadi) January 19, 2018
Someone explain to him the one selling Pakode and earning Rs 200 had a steady job before which got him big salary. Now job lost, selling Pakode outside ZeeTV https://t.co/iXCItPwtqb
— Joy (@Joydas) January 19, 2018