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Video Barkha Dutt interviewing Narendra Modi during the 1996 Lok Sabha elections goes viralScreenshot: Viresh Goel/YouTube
Social Throwback Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:58

In 1996, journalist Barkha Dutt was a young reporter with the NDTV, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the All-India General Secretary of the BJP. 

A 20-year-old video of Dutt interviewing Modi during the Eleventh Lok Sabha elections in 1996 has now gone viral on social media.

In the video, Dutt questions Modi on the BJP's performance in Gujarat, the state where the party was leading in 11 seats at that point. 

Modi, in his trademark style, exudes confidence in winning the elections in the state. 

When asked about the low voter turnout, Modi takes a dig at the Congress saying that the latter put up a poor show in the election field. 

The BJP went on to win 16 of the total 26 seats in Gujarat that year. 

Watch the video here or in case, it's not playing, click this link.

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