PM Narendra Modi waves at ‘imaginary friends’ during his boat ride in Dal Lake?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited Jammu and Kashmir, amid a busy day of public addresses and announcements Modi took time off to visit the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar. In a video posted by news agency ANI on Twitter, PM Modi is seen waving as he tours the Dal Lake on a boat.

But incidentally, separatists had called for a complete shutdown to protest the Prime Minister’s visit. Normal life in the valley remained affected due to the strike called by separatists. All shops and business establishments remained closed while public transport was off the roads. Even internet services were snapped by authorities as part of efforts to ensure that the Prime Minister’s visit passes off smoothly.

So if the normal life in the valley remained affected due to the strike, so who was PM Narendra Modi waving at? This video, however, left Kashmiris confused – because they felt that with the strict security measures in place, there was no way there were people who were waving back at Modi.

It took no time for Former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, trolled Prime Minister Narendra Modi for waving at ‘nothing’ during his boat ride in Dal Lake.


The video went viral and soon Twitterati puzzled over whom Modi was waving at, because in the video, except a couple of boats (apparently boarded his security men and officials) no people are seen. Soon people started trolling PM Modi on social media. Here are some of tweets:

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