The power of having truth on your side is Narendra Modi’s biggest weapon against the barrage of pseud-secular bullshit that he has to routinely face from journalists. A few days ago I had posted one example of Modi’s devastating reply to one such journalist (see “Imported Leaders and Imported Laws“) and this is another example that needs to get serious airtime. Below is the video and the English transcript of the conversation between Rahul Kanwal and Modi. The translation is once again thanks to my friend Amit Malviya.
(The video was posted on Sept 2012 on YouTube. I don’t know the date of the interview but it must have been during Modi’s Sadhbhavana Mission.)
Rahul Kanwal (RK) : People ask this question everywhere that God forbid a situation like that (Godhra riots) arises again what will Narendra Modi’s response be this time? Do you guarantee that something like that will never happen again.
Narendra Modi (NaMo) : Do you want to serve the country?
RK : Surely.
NaMo : Do you want to put in some honest effort? Will you do some work? Will you do it? I am asking Rahul.
RK : Tell me. Surely.
NaMo : You do this. 1984’s communal violence report, Bhagalpur’s communal violence report, 1969 Gujarat’s communal violence report, 1992 Mumbai’s communal violence report — all the reports are available, and Gujarat information is available. Across those five, use any parameter you like, and compare. If you realize that better work happened in Gujarat as compared to the other four, will you tell the world? Do this work and then come to me if you have any more questions.
RK : Good work is happening in Gujarat.
NaMo : No no, I am speaking about the communal violence. You asked me a hypothetical question that if riots happen what will Narendra Modi do.
RK : (Interjects) It is an important question.
NaMo : Important, everything is important for you or else why would you come from Delhi all the way here. Your bread and butter depends on it.
RK : True.
NaMo : So it is important. I don’t treat any of your question as less important and I must respect it. I don’t believe you are wasting your time (by asking this question). You are working sincerely.
What I am saying to the question you asked, can you do this much work for the country. Take these five communal violence instances of which four were during Congress rule and one Modi’s under BJP. In these what was the reason for the incidence, what was the response, what was the legal process – all the details are in the report.
Can you just take out the comparisons of all five (riots) and put it in front of the country. Just do this much and all your questions will be solved on their own.
It will be a cold day in hell when idiot journalists can actually do some real work instead of parroting the same old bs about the post-Godhra riots. I sometimes wonder if Modi is not being too indulgent of these lazy morons.