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Modi Praised BBC In His 2013 speech, Saying It Is More Credible Than Doordarshan News

Web Desk (Tvm)Updated: Wednesday Jan 25, 2023

New Delhi : A quote from the past comes haunting or is at least fueling debate  on Prime Minister’s denouncement of BBC for its documentary on him. Doing the rounds on social media is a 2013 speech in which, the then Gujarat  Chief Minister  Narendra Modi is heard praising  BBC, saying it is more credible than Doordarshan and Akashvani news here.

Modi’s   praise of BBC and disdain for the government’s official mouthpieces - the Doordarshan and Akashvani -  is now now biting back , as BJP accuses BBC of having “colonial agenda” through its documentary “India – The Modi Question”.