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Narendra Modi features on Time`s cover

Last Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 14:54

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi figures on the cover of the forthcoming issue of Time
magazine which praises him in an article for development of
the state he has been ruling for over a decade but wonders if
he can become the Prime Minister.

The cover of the Time magazine`s March 26 issue features
Modi, with the caption: "Modi means business but can he lead
India".

In an article titled "Boy from the backyard", in the
forthcoming edition, the US magazines describes Modi as a
"controversial, ambitious and shrewd politician". It also
mentions his series of day-long Sadbhavana fasts to reach out
to the people of the state.

"It`s Modi in makeover mode: an act of self-purification,
humility and bridge building in a state that is still
traumatised by the Hindu-led anti-Muslim massacres of 10 years
ago and the flawed investigations in their wake...," the
article says.

The Time magazine article says Modi is a firm,
"no-nonsense leader" who can steer India out of a "mire of
chronic corruption and inefficiency".

PTI

First Published: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 00:20
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