PM Modi quotes Bob Dylan, impresses millions, taunts demonetisation detractors : FYI, News
PM Modi quotes Bob Dylan, impresses millions, taunts demonetisation detractors
We have seen how prime minister Modi uses powerful poems to attack his critics. He has, in the past, quotes Nida Fazli in the Parliament, and yesterday he quoted Nobel laureate Bob Dylan while addressing the audiences at Global Citizen Festival in Mumbai through web conferencing.
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is unlike any other man who held that position prior to him. A multifaceted man, PM Modi does the unpredictable. From travelling from one country to another in the same day and addressing audiences at each of these places without giving a hint of jet lag to playing musical instruments alongside professionals to clicking photographs using DSLR camera like a normal man to changing his attire thrice a day to scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes one fine day, Modi has projected himself as a man who can do anything.
Doing something similar, while addressing the young audiences at the Global Citizen Festival in Mumbai through web conferencing, the prime minister quoted Nobel laureate and legendary rock-and-roll artist Bob Dylan.
Saying Dylan’s words hold as much meaning now as it did when it was first sung in the 1960s, PM Modi quoted some lines from Dylan’s The Times They Are A-Changin’.
Here are the lines he quoted
“Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'”
In these lines, the stress is on the lines “DO NOT CRITICISE WHAT YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND” and “PLEASE GET OUT OF THE NEW ONE, IF YOU CAN’T LEND YOUR HAND, FOR THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'”.
PM Modi knows there are many people who are criticising him for scrapping the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes on November 8 and for the subsequent inconveniences people have been facing. To them, he indirectly said, “do not criticise what you cannot understand”. He also told people that the times are changing and if you can’t help build a new road, get out of it and do not obstruct the process.
But this is not the first time Modi is doing this.
In March 2016, PM Modi recited renowned poet Nida Fazli’s “Safar mein dhoop toh hogi” in the Parliament to attack and mock the Opposition.