The sadhbhavana event may well be interpreted as a proverbial whistling-in-the-dark bravado that, far from scaring the night’s owls, may have brought more owl-like scrutiny to bear upon everything that the stagey fiasco was intended to cover up
Badri Raina – Delhi | HardNews, Sept. 22, 2011
In an interview with an electronic channel (September 18) Narendra Modi was asked a question about the “timing” of his fast. Rarely has one seen a mask come off as eloquently as it did in Modi’s response to that question. “Timing hee tou hai… …timing ke liye hee tou meri taarief hoti hai.”
As succinct an admission, albeit, inadvertent, that the ‘sadbhavana fast’ was thought of as a prime piece of tactic, having little to do with any felt emotion on the subject of harmony.
And, yet, this may be the one time when Modi mistimed himself humungously.