PM Narendra Modi finally speaks about the magazine cover in which he has been called India’s divider-in-chief. Controversial cover featuring him on TIME magazine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said attempts of those trying to tarnish his image have backfired and their own images have been damaged instead.
PM Modi said he pities those who have been trying to hurt his image for over 20 years but failed. He added saying “I believe that people interested in image building are busy trying to tarnish my image for the past 20 years, which has actually backfired. I pity them.”
In the cover story of the TIME’s international edition titled “Can the World’s Largest Democracy Endure Another Five Years of a Modi Government?
A journalist stated that “Under Modi, minorities of every stripe from liberals and lower castes to Muslims and Christians have come under assault and blamed him for creating an atmosphere of poisonous religious nationalism in India.”
Speaking on the sidelines of a rally in Patna he said that it needs to be understood if the divide is vertical or horizontal.
Modi said that we should be proud if the poor see the country’s future in children’s future. He added “If the divide exists, the poor today are polarised and identify with Modi. If the poor want to improve their lot but also better the country’s condition, what is the issue? Why are people unhappy if the poor break the shackles of caste, community and come forward for the future of their children?”
These organisations and individuals have regularly been attacked and a fear has been instilled among the Muslims said PM Modi