Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his birthday on Tuesday and birthday wishes had been pouring in lakhs from all sections of people, including politicians, film celebrities, industrialists etc.
Though it was difficult for Modi to respond to everybody personally, he sent “thank you” messages to all those who he had felt very important, apart from those who he knew, as a matter of courtesy.
For example, from the Telugu states, he reciprocated through his twitter handle to the greetings from Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, his son K T Rama Rao, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, governors of both the states and quite a few others.
But there were two persons, whose birthday greetings Modi had chosen to ignore. They were: Telugu Desam Party president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his son Nara Lokesh.
Though both Naidu and Lokesh also extended birthday wishes to the Prime Minister through their twitter messages, they did not get any reply from Modi as a reciprocating gesture.
In fact, when Naidu was in power, Modi used to wish him on the former’s birthday and also reciprocate Naidu’s greetings on his birthday.
But, after Naidu started treating Modi as an enemy, the latter too has been ignoring him.
Now that Modi is back to power in Delhi, Naidu might have thought to get into the former’s good books through such birthday greetings, but the Prime Minister is clever enough to keep Naidu at a distance!