Author of Time magazine article, Pakistani, pursues Pak’s program of slandering Modi: BJP


NEW DELHI: The BJP on Saturday criticized an article in Time magazine, which called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “chief divider,” as an attempt to damage Modi’s image, accusing its author of continuing Pakistan’s agenda.

BJP spokesman Sambit Patra told a press conference that the author of the article was a Pakistani and nothing better can be expected from Pakistan. He also criticized Congress President Rahul Gandhi for retweeting the story.

The article, a sharp critique of Modi’s leadership, was written by Aatish Taseer, son of Indian journalist Tavleen Singh and late Pakistani politician and businessman Salmaan Taseer.

Patra said several foreign magazines also wrote critical articles on Modi in 2014.

Calling the prime minister a unifier, the BJP spokesperson listed a number of social measures launched by the Modi government to claim that the country was heading towards a new India as part of its “reform, performance and reform” agenda. transformation”.

Patra also criticized Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for his beatings on Modi, accusing Sidhu of making racist and sexist remarks.

Tackling Sidhu, Patra said he continued to make all kinds of vague statements, but had not said a word against Congress leader Sam Pitroda’s “so what” remarks on the anti-Sikh riots. from 1984.

Pitroda, a close associate of Gandhi and the head of the Overseas Congress, said Thursday “hua to hua” (And so it happened) of the anti-Sikh riots. He made the remark in response to a question about the riots asked by a journalist in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.

Patra claimed Sidhu was targeting Modi at the behest of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath, who he said was also involved in the riots.

Sidhu in a poll had asked people to defeat “angrez kale” in an apparent attempt to compare the Modi government to pre-independence British rule.

The Congress leader had also claimed that Modi was like a bride making noise with her bracelets to make it look like she was working hard but not really working.

Patra said the remarks show the mindset of Congress.

In a blow to the opposition party over the Italian origin of its former president Sonia Gandhi, he said Congress should not be very arrogant about his Italian color as she will disappear on May 23, when the results of the Lok Sabha poll will be published.

TIME magazine featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the cover of its international edition with a controversial headline and a secondary headline that reads “Modi the reformer” as the country enters the final stages of the gigantic general election.

The international editions of the American magazine of May 20, 2019 – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia and the South Pacific – feature Modi’s cover article with the main title “India’s Divider in Chief” while the American edition has a cover story on Democrat Elizabeth Warren. who is running for the White House in 2020.

The article also said that the opposition Congress party had little to offer other than dynastic principle. (AGENCIES)

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