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Praising Modi...Miss India World steals from The Economist

There’s nothing else one can presume from the amazing statement that Miss India World  Koyal Rana made on Narendra Modi leading the BJP to a majority in the Lok Sabha polls. “Mr Modi's victory has disproved an article of political faith from the past three decades: that India's messy democracy, cursed by strong regional and caste-based parties, could produce only fragmented outcomes and weak coalition governments. This victory should mean stable, decisive and predictable rule,” Koyal Rana is reported as having said in The Times of India.

Well, well, well. We have a Miss India World who doesn’t spout faff when asked questions that require education, knowledge and intelligence. So much for India to be proud of.

Till you read these words in The Economist: “Mr Modi’s victory has disproved an article of political faith from the past three decades: that India’s messy democracy, cursed by strong regional and caste-based parties, could produce only fragmented outcomes and weak coalition governments. This, the clearest result since 1984, should mean stable, decisive and predictable rule.”

Miss Koyal Rana in this file photo. Screenshot from YouTube.

Miss Koyal Rana in this file photo. Screenshot from YouTube.

Wow. What a coincidence. Both Ms Rana and The Economist have the precise words and phrases to describe the impact of Narendra Modi winning the elections. Is it remotely possible that Ms Rana is a regular reader of The Economist and subconsciously remembered a column she read the previous day?

Or is this just plain plagiarism caused by shoddy work by an unthinking and careless public relations machine?

It’s the latter. Certainly.


Published Date: May 27, 2014 15:49 PM | Updated Date: May 27, 2014 16:05 PM

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