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Joseph Lelyveld’s book ‘Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India’ received a strong condemnation from the Chief Minister and the Gandhi followers in Gujarat.

Shri Modi demanded a public apology from the author and the publisher of the book. “The writing is perverse in nature. It has hurt the sentiments of those with capacity for sane and logical thinking”, the Chief Minister said announcing the ban on the book.

On his blog, Shri Modi said, “Mahatma Gandhi’s life and work have always been analyzed. But recently a foreign author named Joseph Lelyveld has portrayed Mahatma Gandhi with abnormal and outrageous mentality in his book. I express my rebuke regarding the same”.

He said, “We take great pride and honor to have such legendary leaders of the Indian legacy and hence the depiction about Mahatma Gandhi made by Joseph Lelyveld deserves to be despised. We wish that the author and the publisher of the book accept their mistake and render a public apology. This shall not be tolerated under any circumstances. Government of Gujarat has already decided to completely ban the book.”

“I believe, considering the agitation of people in India, even the Central Government shall announce ban on the book with immediate effect”, he said.

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Share your insights for PM Modi’s #MannKiBaat on the ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’

Here is an opportunity for you to share your suggestions and ideas for PM Narendra Modi’s upcoming Mann Ki Baat on August 28th. Contribute your insights on the ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’ and best suggestions would be incorporated by the PM in his address.

The Prime Minister has time and again used the inputs received from citizens in the Mann Ki Baat programme. During the recent Town Hall programme he even met a large number of those whose suggestions were a part of the Mann Ki Baat programmes.