Hang me if I am guilty, Narendra Modi tells Urdu weekly

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    AHMEDABAD: "Hang me if I am guilty (Main gunehgaar hoon toh mujhe phaansi par latkaa do)." This is what chief minister Narendra Modi has said in his first ever interview to a leading Urdu weekly.

    The cover-page interview was conducted by Shahid Siddiqui, a former Rajya Sabha MP from odd quarters - the Samajwadi Party. It runs into six pages and covers post-Godhra riots, the state of Muslims in Gujarat and other sensitive issues.

    In a sign of changing perception on Modi, Siddiqui writes candidly that his decision to interview Modi came after a lunch meeting in Mumbai with two Bollywood biggies filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is one of Modi's most vocal critics, and celebrated script writer Salim Khan.

    "We were discussing Gujarat at a common friend's place when both Salim saab and Bhatt saab suggested that a dialogue is a must to resolve any issue. I never thought Modi would agree to an interview that focused on post-Godhra riots," Siddiqui, editor of Nai Duniya, told TOI.

    It is significant that Modi chose to talk about post-Godhra violence to an Urdu weekly after having walked out of television talkshows when prodded on the riots.

    The interview has also led to talks about a possible softening of stance of SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav towards Modi. But, Siddiqui quickly rebuts the theory. "This has nothing to do with SP or Netaji. I am a journalist first then a member of a political party," said Siddiqui, who has had stints with the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party in the past.

    When contacted, Bhatt confirmed he had adiscussion with Siddiqui at the residence of Gujarati businessman Zafar Sareshwala. "Shahid did his job as a journalist. It will be unfortunate if the write up is used as a PR exercise ," said Bhatt.

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    is there any link to the Transcript of the interview in Non persian script ?
     
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    An interesting development.

    It would be worth seeing the interview and see who pulled in his punches - Modi or Sahid Siddiqui.
     
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    Narendra Modi to Urdu newspaper: Hang me if I am guilty | NDTV.com
     
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    Hang him so that he attains bigger stature than Shivaji in India. Smart.....
     
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    There is no point in apologising if you are not guilty ! A Congressi was asking Modi to say the same before the court and not in the media, what BS ! if he is guilty then he does not need to ask to the court to hang him, court will hang him, Congress is full of communal Idiots.
     
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    Journalist has become judges in this country like Sagarika and Aurnab
     
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    sooner or later some stupid fool is going to send this PM in waiting to other world and then violance would erupt.
    If people would see him get away, other would also try their luck.
    I would rather see Nitish as PM, then Modi.
     
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    aurnab is diffrent
     
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    Arnab's style is like an auctioneer in a wholesale fish market!

    Sagarika's, Rajdeep Sardesai's and Bharkha Dutt's style is that of a tout desperate to pass of rotting meat as fresh!

    And that Sharma man of HT with that silly smile like a mongoose on heat, is as committed as those of the Opus Dei loving to self flaggerate!

    Renuka Chaodry is a drama queen steeped with irrelevant claptrap!
     
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    One should not read too much into it. It's strategy.

    Why he gave interview to Shahid Siddiqui, MP of SP ?
     
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    What strategy?

    And whose strategy?

    Modi's?

    Siddiqui is hardly a Modi fan!

    Though, who knows?

    All politicians scratch each others back, irrespective of Party affiliation.

    After all, they don't have any principles or morals!
     
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    Sir, Siddiqui is Anti-Modi.

    SP communal politics helps BJP. SP polarise some Hindus in favour of BJP or/and split some Muslims in other states which means some loss to Congress.

    Congress will not get whole 9% Muslim vote in Gujarat as SP is going to give many tickets to Muslims. Congress doesn't have that luxury.
     
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    watch modi interview now on timesnow
    [video]http://live.indiatimes.com/default.cms?timesnow=1[/video]
     
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    I saw Times Now Debate.

    Teesta Stealvad walked out when she was accused of being a professional perjurer!

    She had claimed that Sahid Siddiqui did the interview to increase his papers circulation and was hand in glove (so to say) with the BJP!

    And that SP was also hand in glove!


    What a posterior of the human anatomy is this woman!

    When exposed, she flees!
     
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    SP..and that too Shahid Siddiqui is hand in glove with the BJP...lmao....

    gonads for brains.
     
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    Shahid Siddiqui is up a gum tree now with the Muslims for giving news space to Modi.

    He is facing immense flak.
     
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    It is a good interview by Narendra Modi.
     

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