In a brief clipping that is going viral on Twitter, NBC News journalist Megyn Kelly is seen interacting with PM Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the International Economic Forum in Russia.
It is believed that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi happens to have a large number of following not only in India, but all over the world.
However, his immense popularity has become questionable after Kelly asked the Prime Minster if he happens to have a Twitter handle of his own, to which the PM responded with a ‘yes’ amidst laughter.
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
Little did she know that PM Modi is the second most followed leader on Twitter with close to 30.3 million followers. Due to her statement, Kelly became a much-talked about subject on Twitter. While some had a good laugh at her unpreparedness, others trolled her for her lack of knowledge about the Indian Prime Minister.
This was funny ??
While @narendramodi had done his homework Ms. Kelly had not researched her subjects well?.
The first thing I do before..
— Nitin Kapoor (@NitinKapoor2020) June 2, 2017
we should be thankful she didn’t ask him how he spoke English.
— pavni mittal (@pavnimittal) June 2, 2017
we are on twitter, @megynkelly …please improve your I.Q…largest no of person in entire world follows our Prime Minister @narendramodi .
— keshav sharma (@keshavsharma59) June 2, 2017
Prepare to be denounced as a traitor, libtard “presstitute”, @megynkelly . Mr Modi’s govt and his social media army do not like journalists https://t.co/ES4Vf6aW47
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) June 2, 2017
@megynkelly for ur kind info our PM hv 30.3 milion followers on twitter ,and ranks 3rd in world top leaders, Thank you ..
— Mohan (@mohan8626) June 2, 2017
@megynkelly did you really ask @narendramodi if he’s on Twitter?!
He’s the big daddy of Twitter!
— Conspiracy Theorist (@paavanshukla) June 2, 2017
While some are pointing out that Kelly had no reason to brief herself about Modi as she was there to interview the Russian President.
She was NOT supposed to meet Modi. Her meeting was with Putin & Modi was a surprise. Itz okay if she did not know. Don’t make it an issue?
— NovicExpert (@RealNovicExpert) June 2, 2017