Union House Amit Shah’s reward for Prime Minister Narendra Modi wherein he referred to as the latter a “democratic chief” didn’t go down effectively with tennis legend Martina Navratilova who referred to as it a “joke”. Shah had Sunday mentioned even Modi’s critics will agree that the Union Cupboard has by no means functioned in such a democratic method as it’s functioning within the current authorities.
“And for my subsequent joke…” she tweeted on Sunday evening in reply to Shah’s eulogy of Modi as “India’s most democratic chief”. Together with the tweet, she added an emoticon for astonishment and one other that resembles a clown.
Chatting with Sansad TV on Sunday, Shah rejected allegations that Modi is an autocratic chief, saying that he has not seen a “affected person listener” just like the prime minister, who provides significance to all worthy recommendations given by anybody regardless of their designation or place within the hierarchy.
The Union minister mentioned Modi doesn’t hesitate in taking political dangers for choices which are in nationwide curiosity, and at instances has taken bitter choices for the welfare of the nation.
“…I’ve intently seen each Modi and his type of working. I’ve by no means seen a affected person listener like him. No matter will be the challenge, he patiently listens to everybody and speaks least, after which takes a correct determination. He takes choices patiently after contemplating recommendations given by all together with a small-time official or employee,” the house minister mentioned.
Navratilova has a monitor file of taking up Modi authorities’s insurance policies, together with calling out the Trump-Modi bonhomie, Assam’s NRC train, and the government’s stand on JNU.
In a previous tweet, Martina Navratilova had accused Modi and Trump of “attempting to stifle the reality as a lot as doable, if that reality doesn’t go well with their political goal.”
In 2019, Navratilova had skewered the rapport between Modi after which US President Donald Trump.