Two weeks ago, I wrote in my column that the real target of the attack on select Union ministers and BJP chief ministers is the Prime Minister.
Q: Why don't you go for a face to face interview with Sri Narendra Modi in your programme Sacchi Baat so that we can hear his views on current controversies. Is there any restriction that a Prime Minister cannot be called to such programs?A: One can't call the Prime Minister or any other leader or even a person on a show unless the person agrees. Period.Sadhan Kumar DuttaCuttack, 02-07-2015
Q: Your editorial dated 20 June 2015 reflects my thought and many of my friends. Can I share this article with your name on whatsup? (In JPEG format)A: Sure.Keshav KumarMangalore, 02-07-2015
Q: Legally technically no wrong was committed by Sushma and Vasundhara Raje. If Congress is so confident why don't they file an FIR against them? Sushma had asked UK govt to consider the visa application as per rules. This is not favour. All the dealings of Raje happened well before she assumed the office of CM. Where is corruption here?A: Congress is expected to use anything against its opponents. You can't blame them.NandhithaChennai, 02-07-2015
Q: Do you agree that media is highlighting only some who had contacts with Lalit Modi has been selectively leaked. Why are they not speaking on the others named by him. Definitely Shukla or Tharoor or Pawar for that matter had touch with him. Will not be surprised if the Gandhi's too met him. Then why media is making hue and cry selectively?A: I agree with you. I have raised the same issue during my debate on TV channels and in my columns.JayashreeSalem, 02-07-2015
Public discourse and narratives are expected to deal with issues and ideologies, and not individuals. But authors, promoters and hawkers of new politics, and even newer journalism, are now setting new norms of public conduct.
Modi has to remember his vow: not to be held hostage to the dissolute Delhi culture, which promotes elitist exclusivity.
Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy talks to New Indian Express Editorial Director Prabhu Chawla on the party’s loss in the 2015 Delhi assembly polls, Article 370, and his position in the party on Sachchi Baat on India News.