On Thursday, PM Modi rued that he couldn’t catch the solar eclipse because it was cloudy but it was eyewear that became the talk of town.
Eagle-eyed Twitter users claimed that they were Maybach glasses worth at least Rs 1.6 lakhs.
A Congress SM worker wrote: “AAP CHRONOLOGY SAMAJHIYE. First, there will be a solar eclipse & I will watch it with my $1,995 Maybach luxury sunglasses. Second, there will be a huge outrage by Urban Naxals. Finally, will auction my glasses which my crony from Gujarat will buy. Hum Toh Fakir Aadmi hai Jhola..”
Meanwhile comedian Atul Khatri wondered whether it came free with the car. He wrote: “So does these sunglasses come free with the Maybach car or you have to buy separately? A friend wants to know #Jhola #Fakeer”
To this Sacred Games actor Kubbra Sait replied: “You can buy separately. I bought them. I also paid a lot of tax. Just saying.”
You can buy separately. I bought them. I also paid a lot of tax. Just saying.— Kubbra Sait (@KubbraSait) December 26, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning left netizens amused after he responded to a Twitterati who had tagged a picture of him trying to catch a glimpse of the last solar eclipse of the decade.
A user commented on Modi's pic: "This is becoming a meme". To which the Prime Minister responded: "Most welcome...enjoy:)"
The Prime Minister has been popular for his trademark style of winning over his critics with wit without getting offended.
He said on Twitter that he was unable to enjoy the last solar eclipse that was to be partially visible from the national capital due to a "cloud cover".
Modi, an ardent science enthusiast, could only manage a glimpse.
"Like many Indians, I was enthusiastic about Solar Eclipse 2019. Unfortunately, I could not see the Sun due to cloud cover but I did catch glimpses of the eclipse in Kozhikode and other parts on livestream. Also enriched my knowledge on the subject by interacting with experts," the Prime Minister tweeted, attaching the pictures of himself trying to view the annual solar eclipse through the special ultra violet protection eye glasses and images of livestream from Kozhikode.
People of Delhi woke up to a thick fog looming over the city with visibility of about 700 metres at 8.30 a.m. which deprived them of a glimpse of the solar eclipse.
The rare celestial spectacle started at 8.17 a.m. and lasted till 10.57 a.m. in Delhi. According to scientists, the solar eclipse was expected to be fully visible only in the southern states of India.
People from Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu were able to see the eclipse, while the rest of the country was able to see a partial solar eclipse.