22 January, 2021

The Early Bloomers

Narendra Modi’s ‘history of gaffes’ no doubt reveals his own ignorance but also stems from the hoary RSS tradition of manufacturing facts to suit their ideology

Reuters (From Outlook 25 November 2013)
The Early Bloomers
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Motormouth Mythology

A short compendium of Modi’s loose interpretation of facts

“India has been a slave to others for 1,000-1,200 years.”

“Dalits were like mentally retarded children”—while releasing the book Samajik Samrasta

“Valmiki community involved in manual scavenging for a spiritual experience.” 

“Sohrabuddin Sheikh got what he deserved”—asks crowd what should have been done to a man who dealt with illegal arms. “Kill him”, they shouted. This was after the Gujarat govt filed an affidavit in the SC admitting Sheikh was killed in fake encounter.

“I ensured the laying of a 700-km pipeline to reach Narmada water to the Indo-Pak border because of my love and respect for armymen.” Kutch got Narmada water on May 18, 2003, and Modi had thanked Rajiv Gandhi for initiating the Kutch drinking water project in 1985.

Said he had information that Sir Creek was being handed over to Pakistan...

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