In an interaction with party cadres from parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, a BJP member asked Prime Minister Modi about the middle class struggling with the government’s taxation policy.

Chaliye Puducherry ko Wanakkam Twitter erupts after PM Modis response to BJP cadre YouTube: Bharatiya Janata Party
news Social Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 17:02

Days after an awkward moment involving Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went viral, Twitterati is having a field day with it. On December 19, PM Modi interacted via video conference with party workers from Puducherry, Vellore, Kanchipuram, Viluppuram and South Chennai. However, a part of the interaction quickly turned embarrassing for the Prime Minister when he was unable to answer a question posed by his party member.

A man, who introduced himself as Nirmal Kumar Jain rose from the crowd and said partly in Hindi, “Honourable Prime Minister.. I am grateful for this opportunity to speak to you. My question is the work that you are doing to change the country is undoubtedly a good step but the middle sections of people are of the opinion that your government is only busy collecting tax in all manner and in all ways. They did not get the relaxation they were hoping for in IT sector, loan processing procedure and bank transaction fees and penalty. It is my request that take care of the middle class, which is the root of your party, like the way you take care while collecting tax from them. Thank you sir.”

Instead of giving a specific response on the struggles of the middle class, the Prime Minister, replied, “Thank you, Nirmal ji. You are a trader, so it’s normal that you will talk business. I favour taking care of common people and the common people will be taken care of, I assure you.”

In an attempt to break the awkward tension that had filled the room, PM Modi said, “Chaliye Puducherry ko Wanakkam”, even as they moved to the next party member.

The non-response from the Prime Minister, batting it off with a hello to Puducherry, has Twitterati in splits with some hilarious posts:

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