Saudi Visit Unnerved Some in India: PM
Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his recent visit to Saudi Arabia has caused stomachache for some people in India. Modi was addressing an election rally in Raha and Rangia. He visited the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati before the rally.
“My recent visit to Saudi Arabia, where Mecca is situated, was very successful. This has caused discomfort to some countries, which I can understand. However why this has caused stomach ache for some people in India I cannot understand. What kind of patriotism is this?”
He said it was something about which everyone should be happy as bilateral ties between two countries would improve. “Saudi Arabia has bestowed the highest civilian honour on me. We are adding new friends and our strength is increasing.” Modi claimed that India's prestige has been enhan- ced. “Today big and powerful world leaders are eager to shake hands with me, not because I am Modi but because 125 crore people are behind me.”
Modi is campaigning for the second phase, where 61 assembly constituencies will have polls on April 11. Modi said that the world had seen how India had given a decisive mandate and installed a majority government in New Delhi, after almost 30 years. “I urge to you to give a decisive verdict in fa- vour of BJP and its allies in Assam too,” he said.
“After the first phase of polls, some people anticipate a hung assembly. This is mouth-watering stuff for those who want to divide the country. For they can remote control the government. For 10 years, people have been what happens when a remotecontrolled government operates.”
Seeking massive mandate for changing the face of Assam, Modi said, “if you want the whole country and world to know Assam, give a massive mandate. After first phase of polls, chief minister Tarun Gogoi has stopped laughing. He is hiring leaders from Delhi to bail him out. How will those who could not save themselves bailout Gogoi?”
PM says the world had seen how India had given a decisive mandate and installed a majority government in New Delhi
PM Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in Assam on Friday