Modi Interview Highlights: From Sadhvi Pragya to Kashmir, here’s what all PM said

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Updated:Apr 19, 2019 10:48:01 pm

PM Modi Interview Highlights: If action would have been taken after 26/11, Pulwama would have never happened, PM Modi said.

Modi interview, Modi interview live, PM Modi interviewPrime Minister Narendra Modi. (File Photo)

PM Modi Interview: Breaking his silence for the first time over the Bharatiya Janata Party’s decision to field Sadhvi Pragya against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday slammed the Congress for building up a narrative based on false propaganda. Speaking during an interview with Times Now, PM Modi said when a sadhvi was brutally tortured no one asked questions.

“If you remember, when Indira Gandhiji was assassinated, her son said when a big tree falls, the earth is bound to shake. Thousands of Sikhs were killed in riots after that. Was it not terror? A sadhvi like her was tortured. I understand Congress’ modus operandi…how they build propaganda,” PM Modi told Times Now.

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Responding to a question over Pulwama terror attack and India’s response after it, PM Modi said no patriot could have afford to sit back after the death of 40 jawans in a cowardly terror attack. He underlined ‘silence will only embolden terror’.

“If action would have been taken after 26/11, Pulwama would have never happened,” PM Modi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed anguish over the violence which took place in West Bengal during the first phase of Lok Sabha elections but underlined that people of state are supporting the BJP. PM Modi said West Bengal has become a big challenge and expressed the hope that the ‘lotus’ will eventually bloom in the state.

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    22:07 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    Congress made defence deals their ATM: PM Modi

    The Congress had made defence deals their ATM. In every defence deal, there was some kind of scam. But our government has changed that, says PM Modi

    22:02 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    PM Modi responds to question over Sadhvi Pragya

    If you remember, when Indira Gandhiji was assassinated, her son said when a big tree falls, the earth is bound to shake. Thousands of Sikhs were killed in riots after that. Was it not terror? A sadhvi like her was tortured. I understand Congress' modus operandi...how they build propaganda, says PM Modi

    21:48 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    Healing touch for common citizens, not for terrorists: PM

    We are always ready for extra healing touch fo people of Kashmir...the common citizens but there will be no healing touch for separatists and terrorists infact there will be hitting touch: PM Modi

    21:36 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    Silence will only embolden terror: PM Modi

    If action would have been taken after 26/11, Pulwama would have never happened. No patriot can afford to sit back after what happened in Pulwama, says PM Modi

    21:32 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    Can't allow Bengal to go the Kashmir way: PM Modi

    Situation in West Bengal is very alarming. Young BJP workers have killed, they were hanged to instil fear among people. We can't allow Bengal to go the Kashmir way, says PM  Modi

    21:28 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    BJP runs govt for country: PM Modi

    BJP runs governments for the country and not for our own party. I never favour running a government just to win elections and political gains: PM Modi

    21:24 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    BJP will get more seats than 2014: PM Modi

    BJP will get more number of seats than 2014. The NDA will win more seats together than what we got in 2014 The country has decided that there will be a strong government. As a leader, it is my duty to listen even to my opponents, says PM Modi

    21:09 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    West Bengal has become a challenge for us: PM Modi

    We are seeing huge support for the BJP in West Bengal because people believe in our schemes and policies. The state is becoming a challenge for all of us: PM Modi

    21:03 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    Thank voters for their enthusiasm: PM Modi

    I thank voters for showing great enthusiasm in coming out in large numbers to vote in the first two phases of Lok Sabha elections. However, the violence which happened in West Bengal is condemnable, says PM Modi in an interview with Times Now

    19:22 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    Modi promises several sops for traders if BJP retains power

    If BJP is re-elected, I promise to set up National Traders' Welfare Board, trader credit card and pension scheme for small shopkeepers: PM Modi

    19:19 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    Kept inspector raj in check: PM Modi

    Our government has largely succeeded in checking inspector raj. Change in income tax assessment has made life easy for everyone,  says PM Modi

    18:52 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    Aim to climb up ease of doing ladder: PM Modi

    Our aim is to break into top 50 in ease of doing business ranking in next five years from the current 77, says PM Modi.

    18:48 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    GST has brought transparency in business: PM

    GST has brought transparency in business that has helped double registered traders, raise state revenues by one-and-a-half times.  We have removed several obstacles in the way of providing loans to traders, says PM Modi 

    18:37 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    Removed 1500 obsolete laws in 5 years: PM Modi

    Our government removed 1500 obsolete laws in the last five years to ease business for people. I approved self-certification,. My motive is ease of living, says PM Modi while speaking at  National Traders' Convention in New Delhi. 

    18:29 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    Congress painted wrong picture of traders: PM

    After independence, the Congress created a notion that traders are hoarders and that they were responsible for price rise. 

    18:27 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    Traders are like weather scientist: PM Modi

    Traders have always thought about the country and worked  for the betterment. I am grateful to you all for supporting me and helping the country progress in the last five years. I believe that traders have unique qualities of a weather scientist: PM Modi

    18:23 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    Thank you all for supporting me always: PM Modi

    PM Modi starts his speech chanting Bharat Mata Ki Jai.  I am grateful that I am getting this opportunity to meet you all amid the busy schedule in election season. I want to thank you all for supporting me always, says PM Modi.

    17:56 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    PM Modi speaks at National Traders' Convention

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is speaking at Traders Sammelan at Delhi's Talkatora Stadium. WATCH LIVE HERE

    17:02 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    Traders Sammelan just days ahead of third phase Lok Sabha polls

    The 'Traders Sammelan' is being held just days ahead of third phase of Lok Sabha polls. Polling on 115 Lok Sabha constituencies across 14 states and Union Territories (UTs) is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 23.

    16:58 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    PM to woo trader community

    PM Modi's interaction with traders is being seen as an attempt to woo the community which was said to be unhappy with the BJP government over steps like Demonetisation and GST.

    16:56 (IST)19 Apr 2019
    PM Modi to address 'Traders Sammelan'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to interact with hundreds of traders and small businessman during 'Traders Sammelan' at Delhi's Talkatora Stadium. 

    Modi live, modi interview live, pm modi interview live Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File Photo)Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish over the violence which took place in West Bengal during the first phase of Lok Sabha elections but underlined that people of state are supporting the BJP. PM Modi said West Bengal has become a big challenge and expressed the hope that the 'lotus' will eventually bloom in the state.
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