Modi suffering from illeism: Chidambaram

The former finance minister said illeism was a little-known word as it was a trait that found only in a few people. (PTI File Photo)

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming that he was suffering from illeism – a little-known trait in which a person always refers to himself in the third person.

"The Modi-centric rhetoric of Mr Modi is getting too tiresome and boring. Does not Mr Modi have anything to say except talk about himself? How many times will Mr Modi utter his own name in an election speech,” Chidambaram said voicing concern over rising rate of unemployment which had touched 8.9%.

The former finance minister said illeism was a little-known word as it was a trait that found only in a few people.

“Is illeism abnormal is a question that has been discussed in many research papers. It is certainly unusual if not abnormal,” Chidambaram said.

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