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After Manmohan Singh's speech, Twitter users lash out and take jibes

Friday, 3 January 2014 - 7:39pm IST Updated: Friday, 3 January 2014 - 7:43pm IST | Agency: DNA Web Team
After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the press and answered 25 questions, Twitter was vibrant with hashtags such as #PMPressMeet trending throughout the day and users questioning UPA governance along with a series of sarcastic puns.

Putting an end to speculations of him contesting the prime ministerial race for the third time, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the media with a bevy of news starting with naming Rahul Gandhi as an able and competent candidate for the top-post.

Singh said, "I will hand over the baton to a new PM in a few months". and also mentioned Rahul Gandhi as a promising leader. 

In an interview that spanned 75-minutes where a tete-a-tete Q&A session ensued between the PM and the journalists, Manmohan Singh took digs at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi stating ,“It will be disastrous for the country to have Narendra Modi as the PM".      

In a pre-election rhetoric that is followed as per norms tenure-after-tenure, the outgoing PM listed out the achievements of the UPA government—the highest GDP growth of 9% so far, inclusive economic policies benefiting the poor championing the cause of helping marginalised. 

PM spoke about the newly minted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stating that time would decide the status of the party and everyone deserved a chance. He further said that the success rate of AAP's populist measures would be determined by time. 

“Historians will perhaps be kinder than the contemporary media and Opposition,” the PM said, indicating that issues have been blown out of proportion and UPA has faced the public ire. 

During Singh's UPA-1 and UPA-2 tenure, many scams surfaced along with charges of an incumbent government coupled with a weak Prime Minister leading the charge of the country.

The PM-Press meet received flak from Twitter users who dissected every aspect of the speech and raised questions in sartorial style which is quite a change since the last elections proving that the general consciousness of the public is not afraid of raising their voice. 

Hashtags #PMPressMeet, #PM #UPA and #PMManmohanSingh where trending throughout the day. 

Below are some of the Tweets curated from Twitter: 


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