Narendra Modi takes a swipe at media

Merces (Goa), Jan 12 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Sunday took a potshot at the media, accusing it of being obsessed with the politics in Delhi.

Lauding Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for his "simplicity", Modi said Parrikar would have been the apple of the eye had he been a part of Delhi's political scene.

"Imagine if Parrikar was in Delhi. All of India would know how simple and an educated person he is. But the media cannot see beyond Delhi," the Gujarat chief minister said.

The comment appeared to be a veiled reference to the media-savvy Aam Aadmi Party and to the media's obsession with the party and its newly-formed Delhi government.

Continuing his attack on the media, Modi said that despite the media's ire against him, he still managed to win the hearts of the people.

"For years now, I could never seem to win on TV or in print news. But I have won in the hearts of the people. People will have to decide whether they need a face on TV or a guy with feet on the ground to lead them," Modi said.

--IANS (Posted on 12-01-2014)

india-news headlines

Modi gets more NO votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

I stand by my statement: Giriraj Singh

UPA's haste will destroy Lokpal credibility: Arun Jaitley

BJP moves EC against key appointments

Giriraj defiant even as BJP distances itself; Congress, JD-U move EC

Only Congress can ensure development, says Rahul Gandhi

No Modi wave, only Modi poison, says Jairam Ramesh

Akhilesh, Jaya Bachchan woo voters

India's democracy reaches out to lone voter in Gir forest (Election Special)

BJP distances itself from Giriraj; Congress slams remark

Beni calls Modi murderer, BJP says Congress campaign at nadir

Terror groups now pick sophisticated Indian-made arms, ammunition

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top