Mumbai, May 15 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi routinely complains that journalists are biased against him and his party. He also says they are soft on the opposition, especially the Congress and the Gandhi family. He has now used a media interview, one in the series in the slog over phase of these elections, to articulate his view in some detail.

In an interview to The Indian Express recently, he made the following main points about journalists:

They might pretend to be neutral, but they aren't. Fair journalists must be neutral.

In the past, editors/journalists could conceal their predilections. Editors always used to be anonymous, speaking rarely, if at all, at seminars. Now they speak all the time. Today, with most of them chattering ...