Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi has made a request to media houses not to misquote him for the sake of TRP. This has been in response to a certain sections of the media houses projecting his tweet quoting Swamy Vivekananda, as an answer to the statements made by Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar.
It is a practice of Modi to ‘tweet’ on a daily basis, a quote of Swamy Vivekananda, in connection with the 150th birth anniversary of the great philosopher. The quote made by Modi today held a message on character and Karma. Certain media houses, including Headlines Today seized the opportunity and linked the quote as a response by Modi to the statements made by Nitish Kumar. The latter had opposed the projection of Narendra Modi as NDA’s Prime Ministerial candidate. Following this, Modi issued a stringent clarification, that the tweets made by him are part of a ‘tweet series’ on Swami Vivekananda quotes.
Every morning I share an inspiring quote of Swami Vivekananda on his 150th anniversary. I request media friends not to misquote it for TRPs.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 19, 2012
Following the clarification issued by Modi, it appears quite clear that sending a rejoinder to the statements made by Nitish Kumar is not in his agenda.
The Bihar CM was reported to have made a statement that NDA’s Prime Ministerial candidate should have “secular credentials” and should be acceptable to all sections of the society. Media houses have swooped on the statement targeting Narendra Modi, linking him with Nitish Kumar’s statement.
This report is one of the numerous instances where statements made by Modi or any news related to him has been blown out of proportion.
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