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Nobel for PM Narendra Modi? Asle Toje speaks on media reports

If PM Modi were to win the Nobel Peace Prize, it would be a historic moment for the deserving leader, as per Asle Toje.

New Delhi, India - Dec. 20, 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda, Piyush Goyal during the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Party meeting, at the Parliament in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. (Photo by Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)Premium
New Delhi, India - Dec. 20, 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda, Piyush Goyal during the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Party meeting, at the Parliament in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. (Photo by Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the strongest contender for the Nobel Peace Prize, believes Asle Toje - claimed media reports earlier. The Deputy Leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee reportedly called PM Modi the most credible face of peace in the world today. Toje was also reported to be a big fan of the Indian PM.

Now, it has been revealed that this is fake news. Asle has Toje said, “It is completely fake. Let's not discuss it or give it more oxygen. I categorically deny that I said anything resembling."

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The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the most prestigious awards in the world, recognising those who have made significant contributions to promoting peace and resolving conflicts. PM Modi’s name was raised for the Nobel Peace Prize several times before.

Many people have advocated for him to get the prestigious award for his efforts in promoting economic growth, reducing poverty and improving international relations through various initiatives such as the International Yoga Day and the International Solar Alliance.

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In 2018, in a significant achievement, PM Modi was awarded the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth. This honour made him the first Indian in 28 years to receive the award, which had previously been awarded to 13 distinguished individuals from across the globe.

The Seoul Peace Prize is awarded biennially to those who have made significant contributions to world peace and the balance of power. Interestingly, many of the past recipients of this prize have also gone on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, which led to talks about PM Modi being a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize that year.

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Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and sports. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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Published: 16 Mar 2023, 11:23 AM IST
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