In his last interview before stepping down as the Vice President of India after 10 years of being in office, Hamid Ansari expressed a “feeling of unease”, especially amongst the Muslims. He even felt that “Idea of India” is now a considerable debate and being challenged frequently, making him uncomfortable.
Coming from someone who held the post of Vice President of world’s largest democracy for 10 years, the comments could not have been ignored.
Twitter users were quick to point it out that Ansari feeling insecure was a bit ‘rich’:
Or did this insecurity was about job security?
But Ansari talked not just about himself, but about the Muslim community:
And when it’s Twitter, obviously there will be jokes:
And while jokes are there, can memes be far behind?
Meanwhile, someone even pointed out that it is statements like these which create a ‘mahaul’ which make people feel insecure.
While others felt as Vice President, he should have risen above his community.
But perhaps the best reaction came from someone who is popular on Twitter, but said this off Twitter: