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Watch: Why Do Powerful Leaders Like Modi and Trump Avoid Tough Questions?

'Anti-national' and 'deshdrohi' are some of the terms reserved for journalists who question PM Modi.

CNN reporter Jim Costa’s tough questions made US President Donald Trump, arguably the most powerful man of the world, visibly uncomfortable. As Costa was snatched of his credentials and an ugly propaganda unleashed against him, one can clearly draw parallels in India where questioning PM Modi can invite the worst form of trolling from his support base. Just as Trump called the reporter ‘enemy of the people’, similar expressions are often reserved for journalists questioning Modi, ‘anti-national’ and ‘deshdrohi’ being just a few. Abhisar Sharma asks some tough questions seeking accountability from the powerful.

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