In a recent interview, BJP lead face Narendra Modi is said to have referred to Priyanka Gandhi that she is “like my daughter.” April last week Modi gave an interview to Doordarshan and when asked by the interviewer to respond to several comments being made by Priyanka on him, he is being claimed to have refused to attack her, saying that she is like his daughter and hence won’t attack her, unlike her mother Sonia Gandhi, or brother Rahul Gandhi who are political rivals. BJP has been alleging that the particular portion of the interview has been deleted. The version finally telecast on 27th is edited, says BJP.
Finance minister Chidambaram, responding on the issue, said today – “I am happy Modi considers Priyanka Gandhi as his daughter, I am not sure if she will be happy to consider Modi as a father figure.”
The interview is Modi’s first presence on the national media channel.