Case in point, recent visit to Dubai - just a sample...The echo chamber started off
Start off by insinuating that Modi won't visit labour camps...(clearly unlike MMS, they don't get to accompany him on junkets or have a advance preview of what he will do, so speculative guesses are the norm)
Of 2.6 million Indians in UAE, 65 per cent are blue collar workers. Wish PM @narendramodi ji raises their concerns.
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 17, 2015
If he does visit a labour camp, he is a fine political mind. (Note the snide first visit to a Muslim country - completely ignoring the earlier visits all the Central Asian republics)
Or gratuitous adviceYou have to give it to @narendramodi 1st visit to a Muslim country belatedly but drops by at an Ind labour camp. Fine political mind at work— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) August 17, 2015
But it is different strokes for different folks...After Dubai, maybe now the PM should consider a visit to the Muslim ghetto of Juhapura in Ahmedabad? Could be the real path-breaker.— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) August 18, 2015
And just for memories sake, here is what Mr. Tharoor said about visiting those Central Asian republics
When "their team" did a midnight knock on Ramdev, it was perfectly alright, but when police comes to rescue someone who was being held 'captive' it is cause for outrage. @sssingh21 @girirajsinghbjp None of them is an Islamic country. They have largely Muslim populations but are officilly secular @PMOIndia— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 6, 2015
#MidnightKnock is a basic instinct of leaders who claim to be tough, & strength is always tested on the weakest, while the rest sleep #FTII— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) August 18, 2015
The Delhi election was a litmus test for Modi - but not for Soniaji whose Congress is getting walloped in every election..
And Bihar is also a litmus test for Modi - not Soniaji...So, whatever you do you won't win Mr. Modi in the eyes of this echo chamber who profess to express of the whole country but in reality are just talking about drawing room chatter in Lutyens Delhi..Make no mistake, Delhi will be the real thing. Narendra Modi's first real election challenge since he won Gujarat in 2002. AAP the new Cong— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) January 12, 2015
The only thing you can do is "Change the game"