Making speeches in front of big gatherings has never been every body’s cup of tea, nor has everybody possessed qualities of speech delivery in the history. Human history is full of incidences, when big leaders had to face a very tough time delivering a speech in front of a gathering. Most of the times world leaders from across the globe have to use scripts to deliver a speech or an address just because these leaders do not want to be in an awkward position in front of their audience. Now with the advancement of the technology Teleprompters or smart Teleprompters are used to deliver a speech or an address. Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi also using a teleprompter? Or is he a smart orator? Netizens are in deep discussion as Prime Minister Modi had to restart his address he virtually delivered at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Davos agenda lastnight.
Was it a technical glitch or a teleprompter failure? That is the question Narendra Modi’s critics and supporters are fighting over after the Prime Minister was forced to restart his virtual address at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Davos agenda.
A few seconds into his WEF address Monday, the PM could be seen pausing before looking to his left. He then plugged in his earphones before checking with WEF Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab if he was audible. After Schwab responded in the affirmative, the PM restarted his address.The interruption lasted a little under two minutes.
Just after the incident, Modi’s critics alleged that he ran out of words as his teleprompter failed, alluding to past criticism from leaders like Rahul Gandhi that Modi can’t speak if he isn’t fed words on a teleprompter.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s official spokesperson Suresh Nakhua blamed WEF technicians for the glitch.
There was a sudden furor on the social networking sites with people both “opposite” and “in favor” criticizing and defending Narendra Modi for what had happened. While we have to understand that technical glitches do happen and can happen, but one thing that needs to be understood is that WEF sessions are occasions of international importance and avoiding such kind of incidents have to be avoided at any cost.