Modi's voter selfie #fail: Sticks BJP lotus up his nose

It was only a matter of time really, before he joined the front camera loving, selfie clicking hordes, who have been flooding social media timelines across India.

FP Staff April 30, 2014 10:48:38 IST
Modi's voter selfie #fail: Sticks BJP lotus up his nose

Narendra Modi clearly prides himself on being 'in' with the trends. Twitter? Nailed it. Facebook? Conquered it. Trolling? Hah.

So it was only a matter of time before he joined the camera-loving, selfie-clicking hordes who have been flooding social media timelines across India.

Shortly after casting his vote in Gandhinagar, Modi stood in front of scrum of TV cameras and, with a theatrical flourish, gave them the most meta photo op ever. He raised his innocuous looking white mobile phone and took a picture of himself, while attempting to hold his indelibly inked finger and a BJP lotus aloft. All the other cameras inevitably went crazy.

It was a great moment, ruined only slightly by the fact that the BJP Prime Ministerial nominee in his zeal stuck the BJP lotus symbol right up his nose:

Modis voter selfie fail Sticks BJP lotus up his nose

That had to hurt: Screengrab from Twitter

What ought to have been a cool Modi moment was ruined by the inappropriately placed kamal. The lotus is indeed rising, but right into Modi's nostril, in this case. Ouch! First there was the SRK Smirk, then the Piggy Chops Pout, and now the Modi, umm, Moochie?

Not one to be deterred by inconvenient baggage, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate held firmly onto the errant lotus right through the impassioned speech he made right after to the assembled media  -- much to the annoyance of the Congress party which has since complained to the election commission that Modi had no business displaying the BJP symbol anywhere near the polling booth.  All that whining however is likely to do less damage than that silly selfie.

But since this is, after all, Modi, we expect he is already working hard to make sure he nails it the next time around -- preferably without a sharp object in hand.

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