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#ExpectationNo1: Twitter provides suggestions to Narendra Modi on issues he must tackle with priority

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 11:25pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Webdesk

Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Monday was formally invited by President Pranab Mukherjee to form the government. In a letter to Modi, Mukherjee 'appointed' him the Prime Minister and asked him to furnish details of his cabinet as well as a date for the swearing-in ceremony. The date for Modi's coronation was then set as May 26, 2014.

India has massive expectations from Narendra Modi, who is seen by many to be a 'saviour' given the poor performance of the previous UPA government under Manmohan Singh. On Tuesday, #ExpectationNo1 was trending on Twitter in India, with people suggesting what they thought was the first thing Modi should do as the PM.

Uresh Jadia believed the Narmada Dam project was of massive importance:

Samrat Choudhury is looking at it from the point of view of industrial growth:

Certainly, Indian Railways needs a lot of improvements:

Anisha Singh actually has several expectations from Modi:

Yes, power cuts are also a major problem in India:

India does not have an official religion and hence this idea may be unacceptable:

Yes, no internal quarrels. This might be tough to achieve for Modi given the alleged aspirations of some BJP leaders:

Mr. Padmanabhan actually makes a good point. Our Parliament is a very unruly place:

Education till matriculation is already complusory, but the other points made here are significant:

Strengthening the army should be another important agenda:

The above is just a small sample of tweets made with #ExpectationNo1. There has been a flood of tweets on Tuesday. Though he is yet to be formally sworn in, Modi has already swung into action on several fronts - meeting the ex-Intelligence Bureau Chief, issuing instructions to party MPs to avoid lobbying for posts, and so on.

It remains to be seen if Modi can provide effective governance after he formally becomes PM. Revival economic growth, control of inflation, fighting corruption must count as only a few issues that Modi must confront.


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