Narendra Modi roars from Delhi; war of words erupts on Twitter

Narendra Modi`s carping attack on Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a rally in Delhi triggered a war of words on the cyberspace.

Updated: Sep 30, 2013, 14:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Narendra Modi`s carping attack on Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a rally here on Sunday triggered a war of words on the cyberspace with sympathisers of Congress and BJP seeking to outdo each other on new hashtags like #FekuAlert and #ModifyDelhi.

The controversy over Modi`s reference to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reportedly making fun of Singh as a "village woman" found its echo on the microblogging site Twitter on a hashtag #DehatiAurat, which also had a picture of Modi clad in a woman`s attire.

While the #ModifyDelhi had pictures of Modi`s rally splashed, #FekuAlert carried pictures of Modi in `burqa`.

Soon after Modi`s speech slamming UPA was over, a well-known television panelist of Congress Sanjay Jha posted on #FekuAlert "I just caught a glimpse of Narendra Modi`s juvenile rhetoric in Delhi. The #BigJokeParty still lives under self-delusion."

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit`s political advisor Pawan Khera went hammer and tongs against Modi on the same hashtag to say "For a man literally begging for a US visa, Modi angst on Prime Minister`s US visit is understandable."

He further tweeted on #FekuAlert "If Modi is BJP`s trump card, you have to really feel sorry for them. He is a Himalayan blunder. Pass them the tissues, please."

Friends of Congress, a group of people in agreement with Congress ideology posted "what is this obsession with hiding poverty? Congress talks about `Garibi Hataao`. Modi believes in `Garibi Chupaao."

Not to be left behind, those from the BJP, including its Delhi state unit President Vijay Goel, tweeted at #ModifyDelhi "As Modiji said, I too assure you that BJP will never betray your trust."

SanghParivar.Org posted a day before the rally " Keep tweeting with #MODIfyDelhi tag. I need to rush now!".

PTI