According to media reports, a Chinese Scholar has argued that Narendra Modi would improve India’s relations with China if elected as prime minister.
“Modi was once a practical businessman. After he got into politics, he established good relations with China. A large number of Chinese enterprises invested in Gujarat, contributing to the economic development of the State. Therefore, ties between China and India may become closer under Modi’s leadership.”
- Liu Zongyi, Scholar, The Shanghai Institute for International Studies
"Don't believe Narendra Modi. There will be disaster."
"RSS says only Hindus will stay in India... we say it will bring great danger. Have the Hindus gone mad that they will bring Modi?"
- Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, CPI(M) politburo member
"This already lamentable state of affairs looks likely to become much worse if it, as seems likely, seems probable, the election results bring to power the Hindu nationalist BJP so that the highly divisive figure of Narendra Modi a hardliner's hardliner becomes India's next Prime Minister."
- Salman Rushdie, Author