So on Thursday, India Today got us excited with their announcement that they will be airing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first ‘exclusive’ interview post demonetisation. They called it ‘big’ and ‘special’ and what not!

While all of us were hooked to our TV screens keen to see the Prime Minister appear on screen and dish out all the inside details of the biggest economic move that India has ever seen, all we got was journalist Rahul Kanwal reading out a compilation of answers that he told India Today Group Editorial Director Raj Chengappa. 

The said interview will actually appear in the latest issue of India Today magazine. 

Viewers were visibly disappointed when nothing of this sort happened. All that was shown were a few tid-bits from the interview that honestly weren’t even a revelation. Sample this:

  • I pity the Congress leadership for their desperation
  • There is nothing political in demonetisation decision
  • It was a tough decision taken to clean up the society
  • On Manmohan Singh, Modi said his reference loot was perhaps about the unending string of scams under his leadership

Irritated, here’s how people on Twitter reacted after India Today took all of us for a ride in the name of ‘exclusive’ interview: