Need to strengthen the culture of debate and open discussion: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mumbai, said that there is a need to strengthen the culture of healthy debate and discussion, he said that it is the hallmark of India over the years. He said, over the last thousands of years, Indians have spoken openly about the most difficult of the topics and made correct logic an integral part of the society, reported TOI.
He was on a day’s visit to Maharashtra where he spoke at an event to mark the bicentennial celebration of a Gujrati newspaper, Mumbai Samachar.

Amid acrimonious relations between the Shiv Sena and BJP in Maharashtra, Modi and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray shared the dais at two such events, after over four months, reported The Print.

Be it the media or the legislature, he said, every institution has a particular role to play for the betterment of the society.
The Indian media has both criticised the policies and also stood for national interest in a constructive manner, the Prime Minister said, expressing hope that the media will continue to play its role in the next 25 years which his government has called as the “Azadi ka Amrut Kaal”, reported The Print.

This comes after Nupur Sharma’s inflammatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad on live televised debate. Although there was no mention of the ongoing row directly or indirectly.

Source: Times of India and The Print

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