Television

Interview of Narendra Modi at Zee News

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2014/04/30/zee_news.jpg?itok=gGU1Zd_-

MUMBAI: Claiming to know the pulse of the nation, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the fight to the enemy camp saying that the foundation for a new government had already been laid.

He said recent statements by Congress leadership in regard to support likely to a Third Front meant that the party had accepted defeat. “When elections were announced there was talk of a hung Parliament. Now there is talk of support to non NDA government. I am not myself saying anything. Congress statements themselves show that the mother-son government is on the way out and the foundation for a new government has been laid.”

Commenting on the idea behind the popular BJP’s slogan “Acche din aane wale hain”, Modi said, “While inaugurating Pravasi Bharatiya Sammelan PM Manmohan Singh assured good days will come despite gloomy economic scenario. Next day I had a meeting there where I narrated PM’s slogan and the entire hall burst into laughter. The message was clear.”

Maintaining his attack on Congress, he said, “Look at all bad things in this country and they all add up to define Congress today. That is why all miss-governance gets identified with Congress. There is negativity all round.”

Modi, however, sounded optimistic for May 16. “The moment results come out on May 16 we will move out of negativity. The country will take 125 core steps forward. 2014 is an election of hope. Aspiration yields positive energy which leads to growth of the country.”

Refusing to be drawn further on the issue of ever growing personal attacks, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate said, “We are committed to the slogan of good governance and development. People have liked our pitch.”  To substantiate his view, he cited an earlier instance of good governance. “In 2001 the massive earthquake had devastated Gujarat and within a short span of time the state got back on the development track.”

However, in response to another question, on heightened attacks on him and BJP by Mamata Banerjee and other regional leaders, he sounded aggressive in his response. “Six phases of polling have already taken place. The mood of the nation is known to everyone. That is why the heightened attack. They have nothing to offer of their own. Their objective is to aim to dislodge him.”

On how he faced up to the Gandhi troika, he said, “It is not just the Gandhi family. All UPA allies are up against me. It is Modi versus the rest. The irony is that instead of evaluating the performance of their government, they are all auditing Gujarat model.”

Modi reiterated that his brand of politics revolved purely on development. “I am not in favour of vote bank politics. I am not for communal and caste politics. I oppose them.”

Citing his own humble background to buttress the point, he said, “Is it a sin to be poor in this country? I come from a poor background but I have never used poverty as a political ploy. I am here today having sold tea in train compartments.” He categorically denied he was in race for power but reiterated his commitment to work towards building a modern India.

In response to another question on whether he had raised far too many expectations, he said he was no dream seller but had a sense of the pulse of the people of this country. “There has to be a commitment to governance and that is my promise. I have not made any tall claims.” Citing what these steps would be, he quoted the example of sanitation.  “Small steps will make a difference to shed all round negativity. There are no toilets for women in most part of India. This has to change.”     

Modi said he was like any other citizen and lived life like a commoner. “I am not a robot. I am a common man. I think and act like a common man. I have a commitment to the common man. But I have my own limitations like any other human being.”    

Evading question on Baba Ramdev’s measures to improve the economy, Modi said, “My expert team will decide about the economic decision. Don’t bring Baba Ramdev in such things”. Was he readying his team ahead of his party’s claim of NDA coming to power, Modi said, “My current KRA is to fight and win the election. I am not thinking of anything else.”

On stock market rally ahead of elections, he said there had been a needless controversy. Without getting into directly attacking the finance minister, he said, “It is for investing community to respond to as to why it mentions my name and not that of the Prime Minister and finance minister.”

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/22/mahes.jpg?itok=8GUV33om
Leadership secrets & wisdom from Viacom18

Earlier this year during the thick of the lockdown due to the pandemic, Viacom18 CEO Sudhanshu Vats announced that he was moving on from the organisation he headed for around eight years. Earlier, in 2019, his deputy COO Raj Nayak too departed from a company he was associated with for seven years.

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/kbc.jpg?itok=B0hEp6Qg
Ten brands partner with season 12 of Kaun Banega Crorepati

MUMBAI: Celebrating two decades of unparalleled success and popularity, Kaun Banega Crorepati not only emerged as a game-changer for the Indian television industry but also instilled a larger focus on the power of knowledge being a great leveler. In its twelfth season, the show makes a comeback...

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/and.jpg?itok=qXrA49E_
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/chrome.jpg?itok=KRUQzWyk
Chrome DM week 37: English Movie emerges as top gainer

MUMBAI: After seeing a marginal growth in week 36, various genres in the broadcasting segment have witnessed noticeable growth in week 37. English movie genre has become the top gainer in week 37, 2020 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media data. The genre has grown by 2.57 per cent. Among English...

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/flix.jpg?itok=0BDI_ifP
Pad Up For An Innings Of Unrivalled Thrills As &flix Presents Flix Movie League

The much-awaited moment has arrived as one of the biggest sporting leagues finally takes centre stage. But that’s not all! As you welcome back your beloved cricketers on field, it’s also time to root for your favourite heroes on screen with Flix Movie League on &flix. The stage is set for the...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/enter10.jpg?itok=9Fh2HwLF
Enterr10 Television strengthens its Bhojpuri play with Enterr10 Rangeela

MUMBAI: In a bid to expand its presence across India and strengthen its foothold in existing markets, leading broadcaster Enterr10 Television announces the launch Enterr10 Rangeela, its second offering in the Bhojpuri region. Enterr10 Rangeela is a Bhojpuri language General Entertainment Channel....

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/neeraj.jpg?itok=JDedoLCo
Now you see him…now you don’t - the Invisible Hero,

MUMBAI: Sony SAB is all set to enthral the audience with the launch of its brand new offering 'Hero - Gayab Mode On'. The show slated for release in November is one of its kind and the first-ever show on Indian television that brings the best of science fiction and mythology together, where the...

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/carvaan.jpg?itok=PBc7SS5g
Saregama launches Carvaan Malayalam

MUMBAI: After weaving in a nostalgic music experience for its Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali and Marathi music lovers, Saregama launches Carvaan Malayalam with pre-loaded 5000 evergreen songs classified into artistes, devotional and carnatic.

Television Production House Post Production
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/emmys.jpg?itok=B0U8_0hd
RuPaul wins best reality host for fifth year in a row

RuPaul won for outstanding host for a reality or competition program at Creative Arts Emmys, breaking Jeff Probst's previous record for wins in the category with a fifth straight Emmy.

Television TV Shows Awards

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required