Modi is God’s gift to India: Venkaiah

Going further, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister said he was the "Modifier of developing India" which formed the acronym, MODI.

March 20, 2016 11:46 pm | Updated November 17, 2021 02:00 am IST - New Delhi

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at the centre of some very flowery expressions of flattery from Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on the concluding day of the BJP national executive. Mr. Naidu, who moved the political resolution, called him “God’s gift to India” and a “messiah of the poor.” Going further, he said he was the “Modifier of developing India” which formed the acronym, MODI.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity has risen to a new level. His statue will now be unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London,” he said. “Mr. Modi is seen as the leader of the largest democracy on the global scale. With over 18 million Twitter followers and 32 million Facebook likes.”

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not refer to this praise by Mr. Naidu in his briefing about the political resolution, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he “hadn’t heard Venkaiahji” on the matter to agree or disagree with him.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not refer to this praise in his briefing about the political resolution. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he “hadn’t heard Venkaiahji” on the matter to agree or disagree with him.

The BJP disdains what it calls the culture of sycophancy in the Congress, often referring to the former Congress president, D.K. Barooah’s oft-repeated quote “India is Indira, Indira is India” to drive home its point.

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