Uneducated Modi Cannot Speak in English: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee

It is said that PM Modi is afraid of media and avoids journalists because he is uneducated. During his tenure of almost five years as the PM of India, Modi did not hold even a single press conference.

By Rakesh Raman

Almost all people in India and abroad know that India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi is not an educated man and cannot talk properly in English language.

But this bitter reality was reiterated now by West Bengal Chief Minister (CM) Mamata Banerjee. A fierce critic of Modi, Ms. Banerjee said Modi can’t speak a line in English properly and needs constant help from a teleprompter.

Leading magazine India Today reports that Banerjee questioned Modi’s English language skills on Thursday, saying that Modi looks at the screen, reads what he has to say in English, and then speaks as if he’s fluent in the language.

“But we do not have to do all this,” said Banerjee who is the leader of All India Trinamool Congress.

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Banerjee is largely right in her assessment of Modi. In fact, Modi is perhaps the most naïve and illiterate PM that India has ever seen. He can’t utter even a single word about any modern subject. His level of knowledge is not more than that of a bumpkin.

There is a huge controversy in India about the educational qualifications of Modi. A political outfit Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) headed by Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal says that the academic degrees being shown by Modi to prove his literacy level are fake. AAP’s allegations against Modi carry weight.

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Picture this: Even when Modi reads the speeches written for him by others, it’s difficult to make heads or tails of his meaningless utterances as he is almost uneducated and speaks in broken English language.

This is one of the main reasons that Modi never faces the journalists, and during his tenure of almost five years as the PM of India, Modi did not hold even a single press conference.


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It is said that Modi is afraid of media and avoids journalists because he is uneducated. Sometimes when Modi meets some friendly journalists, he manufactures the interactions with them by allowing them to ask only those questions that he can answer in his colloquial Hindi language.

Although Modi has spent more than Rs. 2000 crore on his useless foreign tours, it is observed that with his illiteracy he is giving a bad name to India in all parts of the world where he visits.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates a number of digital publications on different subjects.

Photo courtesy: All India Trinamool Congress

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