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Modi lampoons media for dubbing him 'polariser'

Bhimavaram (AP): BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi today sought to lampoon sections of media which projected him as “polariser” of the electorate.  Pointing to some people sitting on poles erected for the huge “pandal”,

PTI [ Updated: May 02, 2014 7:48 IST ]
modi lampoons media for dubbing him polariser
modi lampoons media for dubbing him polariser

Bhimavaram (AP): BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi today sought to lampoon sections of media which projected him as “polariser” of the electorate.  


Pointing to some people sitting on poles erected for the huge “pandal”, where seating arrangements were made for the crowd who came to attend his election rally here, he tossed a poser to senior party leader M Venkaiah Naidu translating his speech into Telugu, “Those who climbed the poles... will they not fall?

Then, the Gujarat Chief Minister, who has been accused of communal polarisation by his rival political parties, quipped, “Aap pole par chadthe ho...aap pole par rise kiye ho...aur akhbaarwale likhte hain Modi polariser hain (You climb the poles and you have risen on the poles and newspapers write Modi is a polariser!”

Naidu, who initially did not seem to catch Modi's jibe and thought that he wanted those people on the poles to get down fearing that they may fall, went closer to Modi to understand what he intended to convey.

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