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Indian PM wax statue sparks humor, ridicule on social media

Narendra Modi's wax figures take up residence at Madame Tussauds in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok

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As soon as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s minute-long video and images, showing him with his own wax statue, surfaced on Wednesday, social media went abuzz with choicest of humor, satire and a bit of ridicule. Indeed there were words of admiration and pride from his supporters around the world.

The man himself was the first to wax eloquent, quite literally at that. “Today I had the opportunity as the prime servant of my people to meet my wax figure,” Modi tweeted to his 19.4 million followers.

New wax figures take up residence at four Madame Tussauds attractions in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok, after the man himself “in wax” at a private viewing earlier this week.

“What can I say? As far as art is concerned, the Madame Tussauds team is exceptional at what they do,” a press release quoted Modi as saying.

However, as a few snapshots below suggest, social media wasn’t willing to be as kind.