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The News Minute | July 13, 2014 | 3:45 PM IST  Seems like everybody wants to be a part of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandwagon. Sunday Shalom a magazine that is funded by a body of united Christian congregations from Kerala has hailed Modi as Jesus’s disciple in its editorial. The article, named “Karthavinte Dasanaaya Narendra Modi”, which translates into “Narendra Modi, Jesus’s disciple” remarks that before elections, nobody thought that the Bharatiya Janata Party will garner such a huge victory, as many were concerned about the religious intolerance they associated with the party. Though many believers might have been shocked to have Modi at the helm, of affairs in the Centre there should be no second thoughts about the new PM, the magazine says. The article is modelled to make the average “Christian reader” understand how he/she should view Modi’s ascent to the Prime Minister’s chair. It says to its readers that since the church believes that it their god who was behind Modi’s success, one should accept this as god’s will. It further says that power when enjoyed by the same party for long, tends to get corrupt and hence Congress’s ousting cannot be viewed with such despair. In Kerala, the Church is usually perceived to be a Congress supporters.  The magazine is managed by Cardinal Cleemus Catholica Bawa who is also the president of the Catholic Bishops's Conference of India. 

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