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Fact check: Did Asle Toje call PM Modi biggest contender for Nobel Prize?

Reports claimed that deputy leader of the Nobel Prize Committee Asle Toje endorsed PM Narendra Modi for the coveted prize. But did he really say so? Find out here

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BS Web Team New Delhi
Media reports early on Thursday quoted deputy leader of the Nobel Prize Committee, Asle Toje, as saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the "biggest contender for the Nobel Peace Prize". Reports suggested that Toje said India is becoming wealthy and influential under the leadership of Modi.

"India's intervention to remind Russia of the consequences of using Nuclear weapons was very helpful. India didn’t speak in a loud voice, didn't threaten anybody, they just made their position known in a friendly manner. We need more of that in international politics," Toje was quoted as saying in various reports.

"India is

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First Published: Mar 16 2023 | 12:53 PM IST

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