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Salman Khan bats for PM Narendra Modi, says he deserves more time

Popular Bollywood actor Salman Khan said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserved to be given more time and that a hundred days were too early to judge him.

By Manisha Singh | Updated: Sep 15, 2014, 20:11 PM IST
Salman Khan bats for PM Narendra Modi, says he deserves more time

Mumbai: Popular Bollywood actor Salman Khan said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserved to be given more time and that a hundred days were too early to judge him.

As per reports in a TV channel, Salman slammed those who were criticising him and said that most people did not want to take responsibility. The actor added that Modi was working morning to night along with his team.

Batting further for the PM, Khan also pointed to the challenges and hurdles of running a country.

At the same time the actor underlined the importance of the need to give Modi the freedom to take his decisions, as per the report.

Salman also praised the move by PM to offer help to Pakistan to cope with floods in that country.

Along with Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan too faced the fury of floods recently with relief and rehabilitation work still going on.

On a lighter note Khan said that Modi plays the drum very well and called it cool.

Modi was captured playing the drums during his visit to Japan recently.

Salman was one of the selected actors who was invited for Modi's swearing in ceremony at Delhi.

He had created quite a buzz when he had gone to meet Modi in Gujarat, who was the then chief minister of the state, on January 14 this year.

Salman had lauded the development work in Gujarat then and had said that seeing people happy in the state gave him great pleasure.

However, he avoided giving a direct answer to the question asked by the media if Modi was the best man to become the PM of India.

Salman had simply said that the best man for the country should be the prime minister and it was God who should decide that. Nonetheless, Khan had added that Modi was a good man.

He had also said that Modi would get what was in his destiny.

Modi and Salman had attended the traditional kite-flying festival together.

Modi, who was BJP-led NDA's PM candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, was sworn-in for the top post of the country on May 26 this year.

In the results that were announced on May 16, the BJP won a majority on its own for the first time in its history winning 282 seats and along with its allies crossing the 300 mark in Parliament.

The Modi government recently completed 100 days in office.