Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “democratic leader”, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said even his critics would agree that the Union Cabinet has never functioned in such a democratic manner as the Modi government. .
This remark of the Home Minister did not go down well with tennis legend Martina Navratilova. “And for my next joke…” he tweeted on Sunday night in response to Shah’s praise of Modi as “India’s most democratic leader”. Along with the tweet, he added an emoticon for awe and looks like a clown.
and for my next joke https://t.co/vR7i5etQcv
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) 10 October 2021
Rejecting the allegations of Modi being an autocratic leader, Shah said in an interview to Parliament TV that he had never seen a patient listener like the Prime Minister, who values all deserving suggestions given by anyone, regardless of his position or position. whatever happens. in the hierarchy.
Shah had said that Modi does not hesitate to take political risks for those decisions which are in the national interest and at times he has taken bitter decisions for the welfare of the country.
Shah said that he is a very patient listener and values all deserving suggestions irrespective of the person’s designation.
“…I have seen both Modi and his style of functioning closely. I have never seen a patient listener like him. Whatever the issue, he patiently listens to everyone and speaks sparingly, and then takes an appropriate decision. He takes decisions patiently after considering the suggestions given by everyone including small time officers or workers,” the minister said.
In a previous tweet, Martina Navratilova accused Modi and Trump of “trying to suppress the truth as much as possible if that truth does not suit their political objective.”
In 2019, Navratilova had skewered the rapprochement between Modi and the then US President Donald Trump.