From Li Keqiang to Chetan Bhagat: PM Narendra Modi's first year in selfies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first year in selfies.

FP Staff May 26, 2015 10:22:05 IST
From Li Keqiang to Chetan Bhagat: PM Narendra Modi's first year in selfies

Last year when Narendra Modi launched his campaign for the general election, he took to social media with vengeance.

The primary target were the youth of the country who are very active online, especially in the urban regions. Modi tweeted about his campaign, policies and various visits.

And while searching for love in the hearts of the youth, Modi found love in taking selfies.

From Li Keqiang to Chetan Bhagat PM Narendra Modis first year in selfies

Modi taking a selfie. AFP.

Yes, our Prime Minister loves taking selfies. It might be a part of his aggressive PR, but even if it is, the man's doing a fine job pretending.

Hundreds of selfies have been uploaded on the internet in the first year of PM Modi in the office, many by the prime minister himself, many more by people who had a chance to click a one with him.

In January, the Modi government even launched a 'Selfie with Modi' campaign in Delhi before the local elections. Selfie booths were set up across Delhi where people had a chance to take a picture and then PM Modi would appear digitally in the picture using a smartphone app. The craze has only escalated since.

Here is the best of Modi's year in selfies.

First was his selfie with his mother after the victory in the elections.

As Modi took office, selfies with world leaders and celebrities became an everyday affair.

Even Chetan Bhagat got a shout out on Twitter from the PM on his birthday with a selfie.

But its not just the celebrities who get all of Prime Minister's selfie attention, regular folks also got chance to pose with Modi, especially students.

And finally, perhaps the most powerful selfie of his term so far.

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