Critics Were Unhappy to Know I’m Dalitwadi, Says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lets national television cameras into 7 Race Course.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to News18 Group Editor Rahul Joshi in an interview to CNN-News18 at his official residence.

This is the second time he is appearing on the national television after his interview with rival news channel Times Now.

9:59 PM , 02 Sep


The media has played an important role in moulding who Modi is, he said to Joshi. Modi claimed to have grown with the old names in the media. I have has a friendly relation with media.

Although, Modi also pointed that the media these days in running losses and has no time to research due to the cut-throat competition, and TRPs.

9:54 PM , 02 Sep


The country has been affected by corrupt practices in the lower wrung of administration, Modi agreed when Joshi asked him for a solution to corruption.

Modi claimed that the corrupiton in the field of urea trade has been all but cleared due to the government’s initiative to neem-coat the urea. Neem-coating renders urea useless for the chemical industry.

Modi tried to answer the big question of corruption based on that one example.

9:49 PM , 02 Sep

Jammu and Kashmir

Kashmir issue started the moment partition happened, Modi said. Kashmir, which needs development, also needs trust from the country and both are needed to ensure that Kashmir remains as attractive as it is.

9:49 PM , 02 Sep


The Indians in other countries are pained more than locals to see bad news form the country, Modi said. Mission and Diaspora multiply if they are together To help them feel more connected to their country, he added.

There have been suggestions that Lok Sabha and Assembly elections should be held together to avoid every government move from being viewed as political.


Published: 02 Sep 2016, 7:41 PM IST
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