Satire website on Narendra Modi's plans taken off
A website, Narendramodiplans.com, which promised a detailed explanation of how Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi plans to run the nation if elected as the prime minister, has been taken off after having received 60,000 unique visitors in 20 hours.delhi Updated: Jul 18, 2013 12:45 IST
A website, Narendramodiplans.com, which promised a detailed explanation of how Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi plans to run the nation if elected as the prime minister, has been taken off after having received 60,000 unique visitors in 20 hours.
Only that, the option itself kept moving around and it could not be clicked on.
It was seen as a satire on Modi’s evasive attitude when it came to topics like the 2002 riots in Gujarat.
The content, perceived as harming the public reputation of the BJP strongman from Gujarat, has been removed from the site and the following message appears:
But now, if one visits the site, even this statement has been taken off and the URL now leads to an error message.
Earlier, the website had the following text:
"For a detailed explanation of how Mr Narendra Modi plans to run the nation if elected to the house as a Prime Minister and also for his view/perspective on 2002 riots please click the link below."
A similar site on the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, rahulgandhiachievements.com, is still live — it leads to a blank page with just the date mentioned at the bottom.
Twitter was abuzz with theories ranging from conspiracy against Modi in taking the site down to it being a rival party plot to discredit the Gujarat chief minister.
I stand with Narendramodiplans .com if people can't understand satire I have no hope for this country. (not like I did anyway)— Annabel (@Lucifer_sam666) July 17, 2013
1. I found http://t.co/P4MSXYKcHo funny & saw no reason why it shd be shut down, or why the admin shd hv bn threatened, as is bng alleged.— Semu Bhatt (@semubhatt) July 17, 2013
The BJP Poster Boy is trapped in his own gamechanging "Its a gone case out of his hand"
— Sunil Desai (@sunilddesai) July 17, 2013
First Published: Jul 17, 2013 23:10 IST