PM Modi’s use of ‘Didi-O-Didi’ for Mamata Banerjee doesn’t go down well with netizens

The phrase was trending on Twitter on Wednesday with scores of users directing sarcastic as well as caustic comments at PM Modi

PM Modi’s use of ‘Didi-O-Didi’ for Mamata Banerjee doesn’t go down well with netizens
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NH Web Desk

PM Narendra Modi, by all accounts, has good oratory skills. On most occasions, the BJP would seem to have reaped electoral benefits from his speeches. However, his repeated use of ‘Didi-O-Didi’ for West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has not gone down well in the state in which 49 per cent of 7.2 crore electorate is women.

TMC MP Mahua Moitra had strongly objected to the comment and compared it with the cat-calls made by a ‘street-side fellow’. “There is something we have in Bengal called ‘rock-er chhele’, which means, a street-side fellow who sits on a wall and who basically calls out to every lady walking past, saying ‘Diddi-ei Diddi’,” Moitra said in a television interview.

Earlier, West Bengal’s leading newspaper, The Telegraph, carried a story on the issue, headlined ‘Looks like PM, speaks like comment mara boy’.

Meanwhile, the phrase was trending on Twitter on Wednesday with scores of users directing sarcastic as well as caustic comments at PM Modi.

Here is a compilation of some posts on the microblogging website:



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Published: 07 Apr 2021, 8:37 PM