PM Narendra Modi’s ANI interview and Lutyens Delhi

In an interview to ANI, the Prime Minister spoke at length, but again the questions put to him were not probing enough to get a meaningful reply.

Many of us are sharing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent interview to ANI. The interview came on the first day of 2019.

Some of us are watching and sharing small clips of it as well.

Some of us actively debating the 1 and a 1/2 hour long interview as well.

Whatever we are doing — watching, sharing or debating — the primary aim seems to be an effort to understand the prime minister who came to power in 2014.

PM Narendra Modi, lutyens delhi, modi ani interview, pm to smitha prakashIn the interview to ANI, the Prime Minister spoke at length, but again the questions put to him were not probing enough to get a meaningful reply. The Prime minister also seemed to be speaking both ways.

The questions asked were either too emotive or were one of those kind where the interviewee can easily answer them by using emotive symbols. In simple, the interview looked repetitive (with motivational, aspirational answers) and; the answers looked non-specific (the ones like: One must work today for a better future, One must work in a focused manner, One must love his country etc.).

To conclude, the much awaited interview of the present prime minister didn’t offer much. In fact, the prime minister said things which are not suitable for a prime minister who is nearing the end of his term (who for that matter had also been a CM for approx. 15 years) .

One of the examples is the Prime minister saying: “Lutyens Delhi never accepted me”. Sadly, such statements are least expected from a prime minister who is nearing the close of his term. It is sad because no one wants to hear such excuses from a person who came to power riding on big promises and people’s aspirations. He has traveled across globe; and met most distinguished of people. His global exposure is much extensive that some Lutyens Delhi. Why is he lamenting about Lutyens Delhi now? Obviously, such a statement that late, does not instill any confidence among people.

To conclude, the prime minister must now make himself accountable to people; and offer factual answers. Lets hope to see one such interview in coming days!