In a statement posted temporarily on the website, the creator of the site said: “I quit. In a country with freedom of speech, I assumed that I am allowed to make decent satire on any politician more particularly if its constructive. Clearly, I was wrong.”
Even this statement was eventually taken off and the URL now leads to an error message.
Twitter was soon abuzz with theories ranging from the Bharatiya Janata Party’s role in taking the site down to it being a Congress plot to discredit the Gujarat chief minister.
Narendramodiplans.com had also garnered attention from prominent members of the Twitter universe with minister of state for human resource development Shashi Tharoor pointing to it as a light-hearted take on Modi’s plans.
Interestingly, a similar site on Rahul Gandhi, the Congress vice-president and potential candidate for prime ministership should his party come to power in 2014, rahulgandhiachievements.com, is still available—it leads to a blank page with just the date mentioned at the bottom.