PM Narendra Modi in an interview to Times Now’s Arnab Goswami has indicated his government’s stance on a number of crucial issues and how it is looking to tackle them for quick results.
To a direct question on his visit to US and his speech in US Congress, he said that humour can be a risky thing. “I used to make humorous statements earlier but now I am scared to do so. Even citing a proverb can be interpreted differently. I am not conscious. I am in fear, there is no humour left in public life because of this fear,” said PM adding that humour has gone out from the political life.
When asked about using a proverb ‘we have to overcome the hesitations of the history’ in US Congress speech, Modi said, “It’s true that my trip to the US, my speech in their Congress & the respect shown towards India created a lot of hype.”
When asked, many Indian thought that America is still supporting Pakistan and can we reach at a level with Pakistan, Modi said, “I will request all to stop seeing everything of India in context of Pakistan. We are an independent country. The first thing is that we no longer live in bipolar world. We have to join hands with everyone.”
In his answers at the initial stage of the interview, Narendra Modi said that due to the steps taken by his government, Pakistan is finding it difficult to ‘give answers for its policies on the global stage’. “All the steps that I have taken, be it going to Lahore or calling Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, all of them have ensured that the world is standing with India with regards to our policy on Pakistan,” PM Modi said. Modi added that the world now appreciates India’s fight against terror and no longer consider it to be a law and order problem in the country. He said, “That is a big achievement and we have to move forward on this.”