Modi, an active social media user and the world's most-followed leader on Instagram (with over 25 million followers), shared pictures playing with a baby in Parliament. "A very special friend came to meet me in Parliament today," he captioned the images, without identifying the baby.
The pictures also showed chocolates, presumably meant for the baby, kept at the the PM's desk.
The post, that had been liked by nearly 14L users (at the time of writing), left people guessing as to who the baby was. It also led to comments by political leaders including Union Minister Anurag Thakur and former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
While Thakur said the 'future is in safe hands', Abdullah took a jibe at the PM, tweeting, "Cute pictures. While the oppostion parties yell themselves hoarse demanding the PM explain last night’s mediation brouhaha he lets them know what he thinks of their demand by putting pictures like these on his Instagram feed."
The future is in safe hands 🤗 ! https://t.co/iyRuGRoyep— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) 1563880996000
Cute pictures. While the oppostion parties yell themselves hoarse demanding the PM explain last night’s mediation b… https://t.co/1ADVWh9FvL— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) 1563875802000
BJP leader Suresh Kashyap took to Twitter to say that the pictures made his day.
This picture made my day!! 😍🤗 @narendramodi @PMOIndia https://t.co/uKXUFycwLQ— Suresh Kashyap (@iSureshBjp) 1563875828000
In a tweet that had another picture of PM Modi with the baby, news agency ANI identified the child as BJP MP Satyanarayan Jatiya’s grandson.
The child that Prime Minister Modi is seen playing with in his Instagram post is the grandson of BJP MP Satyanaraya… https://t.co/oU0m6eJxdx— ANI (@ANI) 1563880626000
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3 Comments on this Story
Bijoylakshmi Das387 days ago
What''s wrong in it? Everywhere giving vile tinge of Politics! If you can''t admire simplicity and purity in a child you are at fault only. You are not human.
Vinod Kumar388 days ago
Photos like these gives positive vibes
Aditya Sinha388 days ago
Whose kid is ??