Television

Narendra Modi on ABP News' Ghoshnapatra

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2014/04/23/aaj_tak.jpg?itok=ubUr558A

MUMBAI: ABP News election special- "GHOSHNAPATRA", brings BJP Prime Minister candidate Narendra Modi interacting with the Editors, ABP News, ABP Majha and ABP Ananda on the array of issues in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls 2014. This interview was recorded on April, 20, 2014, Sunday.

Please find below some of the highlights of the interview.

 



Please note that the interview was in Hindi and the translation in English is indicative. Kindly refer to the detailed intercepts in Hindi on our website http://abpnews.abplive.in/ and for English at http://www.abplive.in/ at 9pm.

 

Modi on RSS, ‘India First’- “I need to run the government, and the government functions as per the constitution. I believe that there is only one religion for the government- India First. There is only one Holy Book for the government- our Constitution, the government believes in one prayer- “Bharat Bhakti”. There is only one way to governance- “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas”.



 Modi on ‘Rajdharma’-  “I have taken it (moral responsibility of any person killed in Gujarat) since day one. All my interviews, speeches (in the assembly) are available. I request you to do some research. Everything is available…you will find answers to all your queries (in those speeches and interviews).”



Modi on being grilled for 9 hours in the 2002 riots case: “you can try me as much (on the 2002 riots), but you wont be able to do it. In 2007, when UPA came into power the second time, I was dragged to Supreme Court due to (political) conspiracy..it was then that I decided not to speak since the Supreme Court must not get influenced. Till date, no chief minister in India has been grilled by police for nine hours…this (me) is the chief minister who has been grilled for 9 hours by police officers. Supreme Court has seen the video recording (of the questioning). I have proven myself on these fronts and will continue to do so in future as well. But I refuse to surrender to lies and political conspiracies.”

 

Modi on “Muslims scared of Modi”- “You would have my interview in your library (archives) in 2002 (post-winning the Gujarat polls). After winning the polls in 2002, I went to Maninagar in the evening to thank the voters…I said in my speech that day, that this (Gujarat) government belongs to those who have voted for it, against it and even to those who have not voted. The ‘mantra’ for my government is ‘Abhai (fearless), Abhai, Abhai’…I said it thrice.”

 

Modi On Giriraj- “Nobody can agree with what he (Giriraj) has said”…



Modi on his aggressive personality, issues like Ram Mandir, Uniform Civil Code in the manifesto-  “The country doesn’t work with aggression, the nation works as per the Constitution, country moves forward with constitutional dignity…aggression is meant for polls…not to run the government.”



Modi on- “Acche din aane wale hai”- “Is there an expiry date mentioned everywhere…a (party) manifesto stands for five years, a government is formed for five years…it (government) has to deliver in these five years- some work (projects) is initiated and some work (projects) are meant to be accomplished…It is very clear that a manifesto is not a final declaration of the 21st century (a decade)…it stands for the term of a government.”



Modi on Vadra- “Jeejaji”- “see you will have to acknowledge, how will you acknowledge…if something (Vadra’s alleged growth in real estate) has happened, if there is a connect with the family (The Gandhis), then the connect lies within this word (‘Jijaji’)…I am not aware of any other word (connect), otherwise I would have taken up that…”



Modi on Ambani and Adani: “This is not your question. It is not expected from media to carry forward the agenda taken up by the political opponents. You are expected to talk about how Modi has governed (in Gujarat) for the last 14 years. There was a government where you could find only middlemen (in political corridors)..Modi's identity is a government where you can not find any middlemen...people of India can proudly say that there is a (state) government which can not be pressurized, which can't be managed (with money). My 14-year track record speaks for me...at least people like you (media) should should not own such (allegations) things...here I am using the word media.”

 

Modi on “Shehzada”: “This is weird…this word “Shehzada”…we have read about it in history...around four-five years back, Congress had termed Sonia Gandhi as "Rajmata"...and they continued using the word ("Rajmata") this for a long time...so now should I question Congress for using these princely terms when those times are long over...It's fine (no big deal) if they have said such a thing.”



Modi on his marital-status row: “I am not surprised at anything, there is nothing to my (personal) life…since there is nothing much for them (to talk about), they keep talking about (such) things…”



Modi on black money: "there is a word about Indian money stashed in banks abroad…by and large there is no dispute in that. The government has the information on that…but we are not in the government, and those in the government are not responding to it. So our stand is, that we will bring the truth out as we form the government. The rounds will stop if there is nothing to it and if it is (money stashed abroad) then we will get it back."



Modi on political alignment with Lalu and Pawar- “No, no no…there is no such (political alignment with Sharad Pawar) thing. As far as friendship is concerned, you would be surprised to know that I am friends with Laluji…we exist in a social setup, but we need to take individual stands due to our political ideologies. But this is one big family…and there can’t be any enemies here.”



Modi on support from Raj Thackeray: “As far as the results are concerned on May 16, I firmly believe that we will not need any such support to govern the nation. But you need everyone’s support to run the nation. I am of the opinion that in a democracy, to run the nation, we must rise above politics and take support from everyone, (though) we would not need (support) to the run the government, we will get full support from the people. Even if Rahul wins from Amethi, though the chances of that are bleak, and becomes the leader of Opposition…we will take his support too. In my view, you need to take everyone along to run the nation.”



Modi on firm-handedness with Pakistan: “first and the foremost thing is that we should run the country in such a way that nobody should be able to dare look at us. We need to be balanced (look straight into the eyes at the international level) and that should get reciprocated…that is the best way forward.”



 

Modi on visting US: ”this is a tough question…yes a very tough question…the country has chosen me to work for the nation.”

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/29/Animation_0.jpg?itok=bZv9Tzyd
India among A-PAC leaders as animation software market expands at 16% CAGR

MUMBAI: A-PAC is a swiftly growing segment in the animation design software market, with countries such as China, India, and Japan leading this growth. The rising interest toward 3D animations among the younger demographics is boosting the demand from the market, says Technavio. Analysts forecast...

Television TV Shows Animation
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/29/teleshopping1.jpg?itok=9cV73p_J
India teleshopping market may expand at 17% CAGR

MUMBAI: Teleshopping market in India is projected to expand at a CAGR of 17.20% during 2016-2021. Research and Markets, a research firm, has announced the addition of the "India Teleshopping Market" report to their offering. In the study of the competitive landscape in India, the research firm...

Television TV Channels Specialised and Niche
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/29/SONYSIX-ZEETELUGU.jpg?itok=dU91cqG9
IPL 10 doesn't guarantee Sony SIX 'Top 10' seat, Zee Telugu enters across genres' list again

MUMBAI: Sony Max continued its dominance over the viewership ratings in week 16, according to Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) data Top 10 Channels *Across Genre: All India (U+R) : 2+ Individuals. Zee Telugu returned to the top 10 channels across genres list after a week's hiatus...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/28/super-bheem.jpg?itok=oc5Hax4q
Super Bheem's super surprise this Sunday on Pogo

MUMBAI: Super Bheem, a weekly TV series on Pogo, is coming with a twist for the kids this Sunday, 30 April, 2017. Pogo and Green Gold Animation wanted to keep the time of the telecast a secret for the kids to create a surprise for them.

Television TV Channels Kids
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/28/sony-belive.jpg?itok=QgFD978O
Goodwill impairment at Pictures segment impairs Sony's income

Sony Corporation (Sony) reported a 1.9 percent or ¥5.5 billion decline in consolidated operating income for the fiscal ended 31 March 2017 (FY-17, current year) as compared to FY-16. The company says that this was mainly due to the US$962 million (¥112.1 billion yen) impairment charge of goodwill...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/28/india.jpg?itok=BVH0jZ-h
News: India TV climbs & ABP slips in two categories

Despite a general fall in ratings across the news genre, Times Now continued to be the leader in the English news genre and CNBC TV maintained the top slot in the English business news genre.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/28/Maiboli_0.jpg?itok=n5NwDbue
Maiboli to premiere 'Shortcut' on 30 April

MUMBAI: SABGROUP’s Marathi channel Maiboli is set to entertain the audience with the broadcast of the Marathi Blockbuster ‘Shortcut –Disto pan Nasto’a moviefeaturing for the first time on the small screen. “Maiboli”, a regional Marathi language channel, showcases the Marathi culture and heritage....

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/28/Arnab-Story.jpg?itok=xgPxn_Ls
Of Arnab's Republic, nationalism, need for opinionated media & 'outdated' BBC

NEW DELHI: Priyanka Chopra may have melted under stringent scrutiny of people on Reddit, but Arnab Goswami is made of sterner stuff. Not only he answered tricky questions --- criticism later notwithstanding about his biases --- but was unsparingly scathing on people and issues he thought did not...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/27/sab-tv-dil.jpg?itok=7R5sqUHH
GEC leaders retain respective positions with drop in ratings

Viewership ratings in GEC seemed to seeing a slow yet continuous drop week after week. Although all the leaders in the respective genres retained their positions, they witnessed a further drop in the ratings as compared to previous BARC week. Ditto was the case with other GEC channels in urban as...

Television TV Channels Viewership

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories