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PM Narendra Modi On Time Magazine’s Cover, Magazine Calls Him “India’s Divider In Chief”

Time Magazine’s May 20 issue features Prime Minister Narendra Modi on its cover with a controversial title calling him “India’s Divider in Chief”. The cover shows a caricature of PM Modi and discusses the rising populism in democracies of countries like India, Brazil, Turkey, the USA, and Britain.

Aatish Taseer has written the story with a headline “Can the World’s Largest Democracy Endure Another Five Years of a Modi Government?”

The article starts with a sentence like “Of the great democracies to fall to populism, India was the first.” Under Prime Minister Modi, “nation’s most basic norms, such as the character of the Indian state, its founding fathers, the place of minorities and its institutions, from universities to corporate houses to the media, were shown to be severely distrusted.”

The article also discusses Gujarat riots, which took hundreds of lives when Narendra Modi was chief minister of the state. The article talks about the relationship between Hindu and Muslim blaming Modi for him being pro-Hindu. The article also states that Modi is not working in the interests of Muslims in the country.

The cover story also states “the world’s biggest democracy is more divided than ever” and mainly focuses on mob lynching, Yogi Adityanath’s appointment as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and BJP’s decision to field Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya from Bhopal.

This is not the first time the international magazine has criticized PM Modi, an article in 2012 described Modi as ambitious, controversial and shrewd politicians.

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