Modi Monitor

PM Narendra Modi addresses a BJP rally in Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu

What Modi govt does with Pakistan the coming week will define its next 5 years

Nobody can take Modi for granted. He is capable of upsetting the apple-cart, demolishing status quo and spoiling carefully laid-out plans.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi after taking oath for the second consecutive term at Rashtrapati Bhawan | PTI

Narendra Modi loves disruption, and the Amit Shah-Jaishankar portfolios prove that

The goal is to paint all of India in Hindutva colours and Amit Shah, now the home minister, must deliver.
PM Narendra Modi meditating in the Kedarnath Temple on his two-day visit to Uttarakhand

Modi’s Kedarnath visit shows he is India’s PM & Hindu pilgrim at the same time

The BJP’s 2019 campaign made no attempt at hiding the fact that it is a Hindu party, seeking the votes of Hindus.
File photo| Narendra Modi during an election campaign in Uttar Pradesh | PTI

Before last phase polling, a determined Modi has rattled two key rivals – Mamata & Mayawati

Modi is throwing everything he has into this last phase. And Mamata and Mayawati’s responses show his barbs have hit home.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi

This is what has angered Narendra Modi this Lok Sabha election

In an election marked by coarse language, the PM’s unseemly comments about Rajiv Gandhi touched a new low.
Supporters of PM Narendra Modi wear his masks, Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

This election season, Narendra Modi is going beyond Kautilya to make allies toe the line

All the allies have caved in, which is why we saw them sitting beside Narendra Modi as he filed his nomination in Varanasi.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi in Gujarat | PIB

This election, Modi has pitched himself as India’s real-life, terror-fighting Sunny Deol

Modi has made his stand: Vote me in if you want a safe and secure India, or for the opposition if you don’t.
French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian PM Narendra Modi inaugurate a solar power plant in Mirzapur, March 12 | @narendramodi

As the world grieves over Notre Dame, Modi missing in action

PM Modi believes he has brought India to the world’s attention, and so he should have known better than staying silent on Notre Dame fire tragedy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Paul Miller/Bloomberg

From Modi’s Eleven in 2014 to only NaMo in 2019, the Modi-fication of BJP is now complete

As BJP goes into 2019 polls, one man leads the army. Everyone else is a lieutenant, far diminished in stature in comparison to PM Modi.
File photo of Narendra Modi with the Dalai Lama | tibet.net

Why Modi doesn’t mention the Dalai Lama anymore, while he rages against ‘enemy Pakistan’

China’s expanding presence inside India as well as on the borders has coincided with PM Modi giving way to what Beijing has wanted.

On Camera

Vir Das incident proves rogue sneezing and coughing are the new guns during Covid-19

Comedian Vir Das’s Twitter post showing a neighbour threatening to sneeze on him points to a growing global trend of people using sneezes & coughs as threats.

Yogi vs Uddhav vs Piyush Goyal: Will politics over migrant workers hurt economic revival?

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s accusation that the Railways is not running enough trains to ferry migrant workers sparked a Twitter war with Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

Defence

Representational image of Chinese soldiers

India wants LAC status quo maintained, China demands India should stop construction activity

Local-level talks going on between Indian & Chinese sides have been described as 'ping-pong game' as there has been a lot of back and forth without any tangible outcome.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.