On Friday evening when she tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi a compliment about his scarf, little did Shilpi Tewari know what would follow. But less than a day later, came among the most incredible of Twitter-sponsored interventions in recent memory. A package – containing the peacock blue scarf and a black-and-white printout of her tweet signed by PM Modi himself. Even by the high standards of social media responsiveness set by his cabinet colleagues Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu – this one was off the charts. Twitter agreed.
By all accounts Shilpi Tewari is an ardent follower of the Prime Minister and a vociferous supporter of his government on the social media platform. In return, PM Modi’s personal account @narendramodi follows her too. A prolific Twitter user, Ms Tewari also has a verified account – something that certainly would have helped her tweet reach the right doors (tweets by verified users get special treatment by default on Twitter). But even then, the one-day gratification was remarkable to say the least.
The stole that Modi wore on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri caught Tewari’s eyes and she tweeted to Modi seeking it.
“I want that stole of @narendramodi!!,” Tewari tweeted with a picture of Modi performing the aarti.
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