Narendra Modi’s first television interview was more like a monologue

He actually said nothing. In his first television appearance before India’s elections, Narendra Modi acknowledged no lapses in his leadership when state authorities failed to stop the killing of Muslims by Hindu mobs.

Modi, serving a third term as chief minister of Gujarat, is the popular prime minister candidate for the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). Supporters hail him as a messiah of development or as protector of Hindu interests, or both.

On Monday and Tuesday, the News X channel promised to air “Modi on the 2002 riots and if he thinks he did enough to stop them.” In the end, it failed to deliver…read it at Quartz.

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