Narendra Modi stormed New Delhi four years ago, loudly proclaiming himself as the ultimate “outsider” who was out to break the cosy clubs of “Lutyens Delhi”, shorthand for the chamchas, courtiers and cronies that the Congress had ostensibly cultivated.
Well, good luck.
When US president Donald Trump ostensibly mocked Modi’s phone call to him on reducing import duties on Harley-Davidson motorcycles from 100 per cent to 75 per cent to 50 per cent, guess who stood up for the pradhan sevak?
Anybody outside “Lutyens Delhi” viewing the Trump video will be hard put to detect exactly where the US president mocks the Modi, except allegedly imitating his Indian accent, which too you will find hard to find.
But that’s not the point.
The point is this: how come “Lutyens Media” finds Trump demeaning, but has little to say of Modi, who daily mocks his opposition rivals, mocks the people of the country with his lies and untruths, and indeed mocks the dignity of very office he holds?