PM Modi lauds presence of ruling party, Oppn members at Indian community event in Australia
New Delhi, May 25 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that he used every moment of his visit to three countries during his six-day tour for India’s benefit.
Addressing the people who had gathered to welcome him outside the Palam Airport here, he noted that the Indian community’s event in Sydney was attended not only by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and the country’s ruling party executives, but also by former prime ministers and members of the opposition. He had spoken.
“This is the atmosphere of democracy where everyone joins the project of Indian society,” Modi said, praising the show’s “democratic soul and strength”.
Everyone paid respect to the Indian representative and it was not about Modi’s pride but about India’s strength, he added.
His comments came in the wake of the Congress and several ruling opposition parties in several states announcing they would boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building on Sunday.
However, the Prime Minister did not directly mention this in his speech.
He said he spoke with confidence about the strength of the people in India and abroad and the world is listening because the people here have elected a majority government.
The Prime Minister also said that world leaders know that what he is saying is the voice of 140 crore Indian people.
India faces the challenges of strengthening its roots while reaching new heights that the world aspires to.
“The challenges are huge. But it is in my nature to challenge challenges,” said the Prime Minister, expressing confidence before a cheering crowd that his government would succeed in meeting these expectations on time. Global expectations from the country are rising and the world now wants to know what India thinks, he said.
Speaking about the respect shown by the people of the Pacific Island countries during the visit, Modi said he was grateful to India for the Covid-19 vaccines sent to them during the pandemic. The Prime Minister hit back at his critics, saying they questioned him for sending the vaccines.
“Remember, this is the land of Buddha, this is the land of Gandhi. We even take care of our enemies, we are people inspired by compassion,” he underlined.
He asserted that the world is eager to hear India’s story and that Indians should not suffer from a “slave mentality” and speak boldly while talking about their rich culture and traditions.
The Prime Minister added that the world agrees with him when he says that any attack on our country’s holy places is unacceptable.
Modi on Wednesday raised the concerns of his Australian counterpart, Albanians India, over incidents of attacks on temples in Australia.
He appreciated the strength of India-Australia relationship.
He said India’s hosting of G20 delegates in more than 150 meetings held across the country has greatly impressed the world.
“All the leaders and other people I met were very surprised and appreciated that India is holding the G20 presidency so well. It is a matter of pride for all Indians,” Modi said.
Earlier, BJP president JP Natta and External Affairs Minister Jaishankar also spoke and praised Modi’s leadership for India’s rising image and prestige in the world.
Jaishankar said that because of Modi’s leadership, the world is looking at a new India with a new perspective.
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marab told the Indian ambassador that Modi’s foot-touching gesture made headlines and that he considered the Indian leader a “universal guru”, the foreign minister said.
Jaishankar, a retired diplomat who served as India’s foreign secretary before joining the BJP as a minister, noted that the Australian Prime Minister had described Modi as a “boss” and insisted he had never seen anything like it in his more than 45 years of experience. years.
India’s image and stature have risen thanks to Modi’s leadership, recalling US President Joe Biden’s comments about the high demand for invitations to events featuring the Indian prime minister during his state visit to the country next month.
Biden said he wanted Modi’s autograph and praised the Prime Minister’s leadership.
Appreciating Modi’s efforts to uphold Indian values and traditions globally, Natta said the people of India are proud of it.
Modi was in Hiroshima, Japan to attend the Group of Seven or G7 summit. Then he went to Papua New Guinea, which is one of these