Modi bashing website shuts down with an ‘I quit’ message

New Delhi, Newsnation bureau | Updated : 18 July 2013, 09:27 AM

A website, Narendramodiplans.com, which promised to explain how Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will plan to run the nation if elected as the Prime Minister, has been taken off in less than a day with a message ‘I quit’ after having received 60,000 unique visitors in 20 hours.

The website was essentially a one page the BJP leader's picture that told visitors to click on an option to know more about Modi’s plans for 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Only that, the option itself kept moving around and it could not be clicked on.

The website was seen as a satire on topics like 2002 riots in Gujarat. The content was perceived as harming the public reputation of Modi, has been removed from the site with the following message:

"I quit. In a country with freedom of speech, I assumed that I am allowed to make decent satire on any politician more particularly if it's constructive. Clearly, I was wrong. Apparently, you could make fun of only the leading party like @fakingnews with morphed pics, dirty jokes, cartoons and whatever, but dare you touch the opposition with javascript, they'll haunt you down. So, the first day was fun with 60,000 hits in 20 hours. And that's that."

But later, even this statement has been taken off and the URL now leads to an error message.

First Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 09:26 AM
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