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‘Man vs Wild or Mann ki Baat?’ asks Twitterati after PM Modi episode of Bear Grylls’ show

During Bear Grylls’ show Man vs Wild that featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the leader said that his trip to the national park is his first vacation in 18 years. “Today, if I consider this time as a vacation, then I must say I am taking a vacation for the first time in 18 years,” PM Modi said. In the episode that was aired on Discovery Channel on Monday evening, PM Modi and the survivalist can be seen in the wilderness of Uttarakhand’s Jim Corbett National Park.

While making their way into the national park, the leader and the survivalist spoke about a host of subjects. One of the things they spoke about was PM Modi’s experiences in life. When Grylls asked if he ever felt nervous in a political rally, PM Modi said that nervousness has never been a part of his experience. “My problem is that I have never experienced such fears. I’m unable to explain it to people what nervousness is and how to deal with it because my in-built temperament is very positive. I see positivity in everything. And because of that reason, I am never disappointed,” he said.

Grylls, who has had celebrity guests before on his show such as former American President Barack Obama, asked PM Modi if he ever dreamt of becoming a prime minister. To that, PM Modi said that his focus has always been the development of the nation.

“I was the chief minister of a state first. I worked as a chief minister for 13 years, which was a new journey for me. Then my country decided I needed to do this job. So I have been doing this for the last five years. But the focus has been always been on one thing and that is development. And I am satisfied with that job,” said PM Modi.

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