From demonetisation, Ram Temple to former RBI governor Urjit Patel's exit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared the air on several issues in his first interview of 2019 to ANI's Smita Prakash on Monday. When asked whether the Modi wave is over as vote share is not getting converted into seats, PM Modi said :
"First and foremost, I want to greet all those who say that Modi wave is over because when they say this they accept that there is something known as Modi magic. At the same time, just notice that there are a set of people say this. These people may have increased or decreased in numbers but their agenda is to keep setting new narratives. I am happy that they accept, there is a word called Modi wave or Modi magic. I believe that there is only one type of wave and it's the wave of a person's hope and believes. The wave is of the belief that who will fulfil our demands. Today, I can see these beliefs, I can see the aspirations of youth and this in itself is giving birth to a new belief, trust and hope in our country".
Furthermore, talking about opposition's claim that Modi magic has died down and the BJP may not get more 180 seats, he answered:
"If they do not say these kinds of things then how will they get people to join their Gathbandhan? They are making up these things to save them from a sticky end. Is there any scientific reasoning? In 2013-14, the same set of persons used to talk the under 200 seat club. You know very well who I am talking about. This narrative continues for them. As far as BJP is concerned, we should not mistrust the intelligence of the common man. I keep saying this to all political pundits that let us trust the common man’s intelligence. The common man knows it all. I have faith in the common man and the youth of this country".
He also refuted arguments that no action had been taken against names involved in the 2G, CWG and other assorted alleged scams that occupied news cycles in the run-up to the 2014 general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that his government has cracked the whip and acted against all.
Taking aim on the `First Family' of the Congress, Prime Minister Modi said that those who ran the country for four generations, are today facing charges of financial irregularities and are out on bail. Tongue firmly in cheek, he responded to the remark that those accused in the scams were taking walks in Lodhi Garden, saying that those on bail had freedom given by courts to walk in the park.