In an attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said there is only one country that exports terror to the entire world.
Addressing the people of Pakistan directly from a Bharatiya Janata Party meet in Kozhikode, Modi said a day will come when they will go against their own government to fight terrorism.
However, his speech received a mixed reaction on Twitter. While some lauded it as a “fine, sober” response in the backdrop of the Uri attack that claimed 18 lives, others felt it lacked punch. Both #KeralaWithNaMo and #KeralaNotWithNamo were trending.
barkha dutt @BDUTT
Fine, firm & sober address by @narendramodi on #UriAttack -talking directly to people of Pakistan, distinguishing them from their leaders
6:59 PM - 24 Sep 2016
Birender Singh @ChBirenderSingh
Honb'l PM's speech from #Kozhikode was infact a great dialogue with the World. Strategic selection of words. https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/779683898858938368 …
7:45 PM - 24 Sep 2016
Shahnawaz Hussain @shahnawazBJP
Strong words by PM @narendramodi against Pak resonate with all Indians & are in tune with the mood of the nation.#KeralaWithNaMo
6:48 PM - 24 Sep 2016
Prakash Javadekar @prakashJavdekar
#KeralaWithNaMo PM @narendramodi named & shamed #Pakistan for its dubious activities & export of #terrorism @BJP4India @amitShah
7:49 PM - 24 Sep 2016
चार लोग @WoCharLog
#KeralaWithNaMo speech felt like an election rally in Islamabad.
If elections were held in Pakistan today, Modi will probably win there too.
7:18 PM - 24 Sep 2016
Jyoti Arora - Author @Jy0tiAr0ra
What an amazing and impressive speech by our PM. Spot on! Loved his message about fighting against illiteracy, poverty...#KeralaWithNaMo https://twitter.com/TamilActressG/status/779676538878894080 …
7:14 PM - 24 Sep 2016
The best ever speech by modi ji! 125 crore country men are with u! #KeralaWithNaMo
7:05 PM - 24 Sep 2016
But not everyone was onboard with the Prime Minister’s decision to respond to violence with development. Many even stressed how unlikely it was for the BJP to win in the South Indian state.
Nationalist & Hindu @Baajirao1
So this is BJPs 'whole jaw for a teeth' strategy. Pak killing indians & our PM will reply with development. What #cowards. #KeralaWithNaMo???????????? https://twitter.com/ani_news/status/779683422713163778 …
7:59 PM - 24 Sep 2016
Shailesh Jadhav @shai9730216112
Hame action chahiye. Bhasan nahi #KeralaWithNaMo
7:57 PM - 24 Sep 2016
Hasta Siempre @cheguwera
Dear modi ,
Kerala is the only state where BJP have more flag than Members #KeralaNotWithNaMo
6:53 PM - 24 Sep 2016
Subham Mandal @subhamMandal3
#KeralaWithNaMo #UriAttack @narendramodi @HMOIndia @arunjaitley plz broke the indus water treaty and remove the name of Pakistan from MFN
7:56 PM - 24 Sep 2016
unless the lotus contains beef fry, kerala will not be blooming no lotuses. #KeralaNotWithNaMo https://twitter.com/raman91076/status/779664611884797952 …
7:22 PM - 24 Sep 2016
Pakis come and attack in Uri, but our 56" chest goes to Somalia to deliver his Jumla bhashan. #KeralaNotWithNaMo
6:59 PM - 24 Sep 2016