The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, has now added a new dimension to his public relations blitzkrieg. He has finally participated in a series of TV interviews. Since each of these has turned out to be a soft ball, love fest, it is up to other commentators to examine Modi’s statements in the spirit of asatoma sadgamaya.
Two days after Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh threatened to send Narendra Modi’s critics to Pakistan, reports surfaced about the RSS’ appeal to the Hindu community to vote en bloc. Modi’s bête noire and fellow right winger Pravin Togadia has also added to the subtle communal pitch by making a statement against Muslims in Gujarat. Modi’s supporters tell us about how he sidelined Togadia in Gujarat or how he made governance more important than Hindutva, but the fact remains doing the same on a national scale is not going to be the same.
Modi focused on Mumbai, stating that the city's railway system was its lifeline. He accused the UPA government of neglecting the modernisation of the railways in Mumbai, leading to massive overcrowding, poor infrastructure, lack of efficiency and chaos.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday evening used all ammunition at his disposal to target the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at a rally held at the Bandra-Kurla-Complex (BKC) ground.
In an statement that set off strong reactions from the Muslim community as well as the public in general, Praveen Togadia, president of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), said on Saturday evening that Muslims shouldn't be allowed to buy property in Hindu areas.
BJP's prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi has emerged as the "most searched politician" online, not only in Maharashtra, but also across the country, followed by AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, a Google survey reports.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa today wound up her gruelling 51-day campaign across 40 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during which she exhorted the people to vote for her party in April 24 polls and make it part of the next government to protect their interests.