Insulting India or Speaking the Truth? Controversy Over PM Modi's Comments

PUBLISHED ON: May 19, 2015 | Duration: 51 min, 38 sec

  
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Insulting India or speaking the truth? Controversy over PM Modi's comments

#ModiInsultsIndia top trended on Twitter for hours on Tuesday morning, amid anger over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments in speeches he made in Shanghai and Seoul. The PM had said in Shanghai, China, on Saturday, "Earlier, you felt ashamed of being born Indian. Now you feel proud to represent the country. Indians abroad had all hoped for a change in government last year." The comments have evoked sharp political reactions and had the social media abuzz but did he speak the truth?

Exclusive: Glaring errors in judgement that allowed Jayalalithaa to get away

Celebrations for former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa's acquittal in a disproportionate assets case last week were dampened after the prosecution pointed out accounting errors in the Karnataka High Court order. The nearly-1000 page judgement had calculated Ms Jayalalithaa's cumulative income to be about Rs 34 crore, which was later found to be only Rs. 21 crore because of an exaggeration of loans advanced to her. This would suggest her unaccounted assets are 76 per cent more than her income, and not, as the court had found, only eight per cent.
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