Philip Kotler, a professor of marketing at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on receiving “the first ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award”.
Philip Kotler applauded the prime minister’s “selfless service towards India” on Twitter and said: “I congratulate PM @narendramodi for being conferred the first ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award. He has been selected for his outstanding leadership & selfless service towards India, combined with his tireless energy,” tweeted Philip Kotler, a professor of marketing at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
He said PM Modi’s efforts in India had resulted in “extraordinary economic, social and technological advances” and his win “raises the bar for future recipients.”
Mr Kotler’s tweets were in response to a controversy over the award following Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s sarcastic “congratulatory” message.
“I want to congratulate our PM, on winning the world famous “Kotler Presidential Award”! In fact it’s so famous it has no jury, has never been given out before and is backed by an unheard of Aligarh company,” Rahul Gandhi jeered in a post that was retweeted by many PM Modi critics, including RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.