Here is Modi’s recent interview to “Headlines Today” given onboard a helicopter.
I loved the way Modi thrashes the anchor throughout, calling such biased mediamen as “news traders” and accusing him of bringing an agenda from Delhi. “You people earn your salary from the 2002 Gujarat riots,” he tells the baby-faced anchor. Nice to see signs of assertiveness and confidence in BJP leaders. On a question about why he was denied an American visa, Modi shot back: “US may be a big thing for you, not for me. I want to take India to a height where the Americans will queue up to apply for an Indian visa.”
When they first captured power in Delhi, BJP people wasted five years sucking up to these English language editors, trying to be on first-name terms with them. It didn’t work and the editors (who are mostly commies or “Westernists” collecting money from the West) remained as hostile to BJP as ever. Now it seems the BJP leaders have changed strategy. They now openly rebuff these editors and anchors and show them the middle finger, much like Mayawati who calls them “faltoo ke log” who are of no use in winning elections.