Salman Khan defends Narendra Modi, says give him time to prove himself
Bollywood actor Salman Khan has come out in defense of Modi and urged the people to keep their faith in him and give him some more time.
While some in the Indian media have been mostly generous in its appraisal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 100-day run, that wave of approval may be ebbing. The prime minister has faced severe criticism from several quarters for failing to achieve what he had promised during his election campaign. His party members are naturally defending him, however, they aren't the only ones.
This time, it is a member of tinsel town who has spoken in Modi's favour. In a recent interview, actor Salman Khan defended the prime minister and urged people to keep faith in him and give him some more time to prove himself.
The actor told NDTV, "We have unanimously elected him as our Prime Minister, so we have to give him that respect."
Khan also defended Modi's team and said that they are working very hard, day and night, and therefore they should be given more time to prove their mettle.
"People don't want to take responsibility here," Khan complained, talking about the naysayers who have been criticising Modi.
"I challenge everyone who is criticising him (Modi) to first become a chairperson of their housing society, let alone run the country. Then you will know about the hurdles one has to face. We can barely run our households; who are we to run the country? But Modi is still doing that," he added.
Khan was one of the many Bollywood actors who had attended Modi's swearing-in ceremony earlier this year.
During Modi's election campaign the Dabangg star had not only paid him a visit, but also urged Gujarat to vote for Modi. "You vote for Modisaab. I am from Mumbai, I live in Bandra. I will vote for Baba Siddique and Priya Dutt," Khan had said.
While we all know that Khan is quite impressed by Modi's administration capacity, the actor revealed in the NDTV interview that he is also an admirer of Modi's drumming skills and finds it very "cool".
Modi during his election campaign had often referred to the 100-day deadline and had promised people that he would bring down prices, check corruption and bring back black money stashed away in overseas banks if he is elected to be the country's prime minister. From the look of things, he's got a long way to go meet the marks he had set for himself.
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