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PM Modi is ‘avatar of god’; greater than Mahatma: Lokesh Chandra, Newly appointed chief, ICCR

New Delhi: Newly appointed chief of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), nation’s cultural diplomacy arm has professed his love and admiration to PM Narendra Modi in an interview to Indian Express.

PM Modi & Lokesh Chandra

According to the former loyalist to Indira Gandhi with RSS leanings, PM Modi is an ‘avatar’ of god, and superior to Karl Marx and Mahatma Gandhi.

Speaking to the IE, he said, that Modi is an incarnation of god to the poor. “Unke liye, woh bhagwan ke avtaar hain (for the poor, he is an incarnation of God)… Look at his Jan Dhan scheme. Karl Marx wrote so many volumes on poverty, but what was his real contribution?”

In his opinion, Modi ‘supercedes’ Gandhi when it came to the practical approach. He also said that Modi kept a fast for Navratri for nine days and that was admirable.

Chandra had earlier said to ABP News that Modi will bring back India’s cultural reach what was prevalent during the times of Emperor Ashoka.

In an interview with The Indian Express, Chandra talks about the “phenomenon” that is Narendra Modi. “Woh bhagwan ke avatar hain (He is reincarnation of God),” Chandra told IE. PM Modi is “a man of ideas and not ideologies,” according to Chandra and “from a practical point of view supercedes the Mahatma.”

Questioning Karl Marx’s contribution to the society, Chandra tells IE that “Modi has made a much more meaningful impact to the lives of these poor.” The Prime Minister fasting for Navratri during an official diplomatic visit to the US was also brought up by Chandra.

Another report in the ABP news, quoted Chandra as saying that Narendra Modi is here to “restore the Indian state’s cultural reach to what it enjoyed under emperor Ashoka.”

Dressed in Khadi, the newly-apppointed chairman of ICCR, in the interview said he wanted to connect South East Asian countries to India with the help of Mahabharata and Ramayana.