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What journos asked the PM at BJP's Diwali Milan: may I take a selfie with you?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 November 2015, 10:58 IST

Flocked by journalists at the 'Diwali Milan' luncheon at the BJP headquarters in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen posing for selfies with the media representatives on live television for over thirty minutes.

Just like the 2014 media meet, he was literally mobbed by journalists at the informal gathering. Soon after Modi hosted a luncheon for the media fraternity, #ModiMediaGate started trending on Twitter where many termed the entire event as a 'selfie circus'.

Aided by Washington Post journalist Annie Gowen's allegation that the government is using PR agencies to influence foreign media, Twitter had a field day taking pot shots at media.

First, let's show you a tweet from shared by George Kallivayalil of Deepika Daily, who shared his selfie with the PM:

We are curious why others still haven't. Perhaps because of the criticism from senior journalists and others.

Even former Chief Minister of J&K, Omar Abdullah was critical of media:

Twitter, of course saw a lot of common people expressing their views on this matter:

On 24 November, Robert Colvile, a well-known author, tweeted, "Interesting contrast in press cultures- many of the Indian journalists in press box screaming like fanboys as Modi walks past below...", highlighting the difference in media culture, which was yet again proved today.

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First published: 30 November 2015, 10:58 IST