'Are you on Twitter?', NBC anchor Megyn Kelly asks PM Modi
When National Broadcasting Company (NBC)'s Megyn Kelly on Thursday asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he was on Twitter, little did she know that her question would make her the target of attacks on the microblogging site.
At state dinner party at Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg with Russian President Putin and Indian PM Modi. More tonight @NBCNightlyNews pic.twitter.com/FX5kjfIJAf— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 1, 2017
Modi ranks third with 30.3 million followers in terms of the most followed world leaders on Twitter, after former US president Barack Obama and current US President Donald Trump.
This is why some Indians are now upset with Kelly.
.@NBCNews @megynkelly asks @narendramodi ,the 3rd Most Followed World Leader on @Twitter ,"Are you on #Twitter ?". She hasn't done homework! pic.twitter.com/6KTVj3yY2G— Swamiji (@AOLSwamiji) June 1, 2017
Dear @megynkelly here is ur twitter profile vs @narendramodi sir profile,still u ask that r u on twitter. Wats d population f ur country btw pic.twitter.com/bFcanO6iLP— Kumar Amritansh (@Banarasi_Hindu) June 2, 2017
Did Megyn Kelly just ask the PM if he's on Twitter?! https://t.co/43VkvZ9x0r— Sreenivasan Jain (@SreenivasanJain) June 2, 2017
The events unfloded when Modi praised Kelly for her picture on Twitter where she is posing with an umbrella. A surprised Kelly asked the Prime Minister "Are you on Twitter?"
EXCLUSIVE: NBC News' @megynkelly joins Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi ahead of tomorrow's International Economic Forum in Russia. pic.twitter.com/L12ahtuTDO— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 1, 2017
Modi laughed off her question.