Today, Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders congratulated PM Modi for winning the world famous ‘Philip Kotler Presidential Award’. However, not in the same spirit as most BJP leaders and ministers have congratulates his over the past 2-days.
The Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi tweets, “I want to congratulate our PM, on winning the world famous ‘Kotler Presidential Award’! In fact, it’s so famous it has no jury, has never been given out before and is backed by an unheard of Aligarh company.”
The RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who is a sharp Modi critic, retweeted Mr. Gandhi with his own message to PM Modi with “koti-koti badhai” for the “unparalleled, unusual and amazing” award.
Left leader Sitaram Yechury also congratulates PM Modi, reads: “My personal congratulations to Narendra Modi for winning the world’s ‘first-ever’ ‘very confidential award’. No one else could have won this award.”
He posted the tweet along with a link to a story on The Wire Investigating the Award and asked who was on the jury. It quoted one Tauseef Zia Siddiqui, who called himself the representative of Philip Kotler, said: “It’s a very confidential award.”
The government has put out an image that shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the “first ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award” from World Marketing Summit India-members, which is popular to give an award in management and marketing. The award focuses on triple-bottom-line of ‘Plant, Profit, and People’ that will be offered annually to the leader of a nation, reads a statement of the PM’s Office.
The citation reads, “His selfless service towards India, combined with his tireless energy has resulted in extraordinary economic, social and technological advances in the country.”
On Monday, in her congratulatory tweets, Ms. Irani has termed the award as a matter of ‘great pride’ for the country. She is among the first to congratulate the PM Modi on receiving the award, hits back at Mr. Gandhi says, “Rich !!! Coming from a person whose illustrious family decided to confer the ‘Bharat Ratna’ on themselves.”
Other ministers have described the prestigious award as a “proud day for all Indians” and an acknowledgment of outstanding leadership.
This prestigious award is named after Philip Kotler, who is the founder of the World Marketing Summit Group.