PM Modi's speech during the unveiling of a life-size statue of Swami Vivekananda on the JNU campus yesterday has sparked a debate on ideology and national interest.
Addressing students of JNU through video conferencing, PM Modi asserted that people may have ideological differences but ideology should be seen supporting and not opposing the nation in matters of national interest.
Giving priority to one's ideology over national interest has harmed the democratic system of the country a lot, he said in his address to students after unveiling the statue through video conferencing.
So, can there be a single narrative to national interest? Or can one person's definition of national interest differ from another? And Can the ideological divide be bridged?