A video of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi slipping on the staircases near the holy river Ganges (or Ganga) in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, has gone viral on social media.
In the clip, Modi could be seen climbing the stairs in his usual manner, when accidentally, his feet slipped from one of the stairs and he stumbled.
Netizens couldn't help but troll the prime minister and came up with a somewhat sarcastic comparison, taking a jibe at the state of Indian economy.
Just Modi ji showing us the state of economy. पिछले सत्तर सालों में किसी नेता ने इतना प्रत्यक्ष डेमो दिखाया है? "पूछता है भारत"#NamamiGange #economykeburedin #ganga #cab_नहीँ_चलेगा #CABProtests pic.twitter.com/mjBGrSDlx7— Mudita•مودتى•मुदिता (@Mudita_Ss) December 14, 2019
Narendra Modi stumbling, like our Economy. 🤷🏼♀️pic.twitter.com/KRM3BbEf8m— Cow Momma (@Cow__Momma) December 14, 2019
Narendra Modi demonstrating what he did with the economy pic.twitter.com/yuGmePOIjy— Roshan Rai (@TheRoshanRai) December 14, 2019
Breaking : After economy , modi falls! https://t.co/5IpDFmbY8v— A.J. (@being_abhi) December 14, 2019
Twitterians also jokingly claimed Pakistan was behind Modi’s unfortunate slide.
Pakistan nay ki sajish bharat k pardhan mantri ko girany sajish dekhye Pakistan nay kesay khenchi modi tang!!! pic.twitter.com/zO4rAmURY4— Zaryab. (@2aryab) December 14, 2019
Modi ji ko kuch mat boliye...— Desh Bhakt (@DeshBhakt_1_2) December 14, 2019
Galti seedhiya banane wale ki hai ...
Bhejo usko pakistan ! https://t.co/6PSVu4HRoe
On Saturday, the Indian prime minister arrived in Kanpur to chair the first meeting of National Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga Council (National Ganga Council).
India’s Economic growth has slowed for 5 consecutive quarters. Now the growth is slower than it was in the quarter in which Modi's Government assumed office. India’s Gross Domestic Product growth has gone down from a high of 9.2% in the third quarter of the year 2016 to 5.7% in the current 4th quarter.