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Modi's media interview triggers new questions

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi's interview to News Nation may have already caused enough embarrassment to the (BJP) supporters, but the fact-checking website now suggests the PM had prior knowledge of questions to be asked.

created a thread on that suggested that the interview was scripted.

"PM Modi is asked to recite a recent poetry of his in the @NewsNationTV intvw. He asks for HIS file, which is duly handed over, and he starts fiddling with a bunch of papers. The paper on which there's a printed copy of a poetry also has a printed question on the top," Sinha posted on

The post was accompanied by an image that showed part of that question -- I want to know from if he's written anything in the past five years? -- as well as the poem.

"The part of question that is visible in the papers held by PM @narendramodi matches word-to-word to the question asked by the anchor Deepak Chaurasia," Sinha said.

He also posted a "slowed down" version of the video (sans audio) in which the flips through the papers present in his file.

Sinha's "thread" was retweeted thousands of times as people found new fodder for fun in the interview, which earlier drew a lot of criticism for what is now commonly referred to as Modi's "cloud theory" on the Balakot air strike.

Modi was trolled on for his remarks that he had asked the to carry out Balakot air strike on February 26 in bad weather as his "raw wisdom" said a cloud blanket would help the Indian fighter planes escape Pakistani radars.

The also came under attack for claims of using digital camera, email in

"An interview clouded by radar claims, email claims, claims. Now this -- evidence that the interviewee already had the questions given to him," former Jammu and tweeted.



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 20:30 IST