How Will Narendra Modi Change India?

Saturday, May 17, 2014

In a historic election, Narendra Modi and the Hindu nationalist party ousted India's long-ruling Congress party. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Julie McCarthy about what this political shift means for India.

Source: NPR


Comments [1]

Abhay Paranjpe from New Jersey


I started listening to WNYC/NPR around 8 months back and am so impressed with the kind of programming and content thats aired on 93.9FM.

I heard couple of short stories on the station about Indian election and Narendra Modi. I would like to question the pre-fix 'Hindu nationalist' used for Mr.Modi and the BJP party. I would also like to question talsk about the 2002 riots and allegedly he not doing enough for stopping the riots. I believe NPR confirms and checks all the news sources. Mr.Modi has been given a clean chit by the 'Special investigation team' and the Indian courts.
Regarding Mr.Modi symbolizing Hindu rituals etc, I would like to point to a story on NPR where court ruled that performing a christian prayer before townhall meet is not wrong. India is a Hindu majority country hence the Hindu rituals will be followed but that does not mean any supression of minorities. Its wrong to conclude that.
In US, we do not have national holidays for Hindu or Jew or Muslim holy days...but that does not mean that US is biased towards minorities. I love USA for its openness.
I appreciate if you can kindly fix this in the stories aired about Indian elections and Mr.Modi because thats is painting a wrong picture to the audiences.


May. 20 2014 10:07 AM

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