Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing an election rally here in Birbhum district, Wednesday, said that India’s might was being acknowledged globally because of his numerous visits abroad.
The Prime Minister asserted how hardly five years back India found it difficult to get its voice heard, but now the world stands with it.
“I read somewhere that Didi (Mamata Banerjee) has said this chaiwala was busy making foreign trips all these five years, but today India’s might is being acknowledged everywhere because of these visits,” he said.
“Sab ghungroo bandhke taiyar ho gaye (everybody is decked up to take the hot seat),” stated Prime Minister Modi clearly mocking the opposition as he talked about, how anybody whose party is contesting even 20-25 seats, wants to become the prime minister.
Modi said Saudi Arabia also conceded his demand for release of 800 Indians in its prisons ahead of the holy month of Ramzan. The request, he said, was granted within 12 hours.
The prime minister said a Hindu temple is being constructed in Abu Dhabi, while in Bengal there are problems in holding Ram Navami processions or performing Saraswati puja and Durga puja.
“It is because of India’s increasing might that fugitives are being brought back to the country from foreign shores to face trial, something which was unthinkable in the past,” Modi said, in an apparent reference to his government and their works on the extradition proceedings against fugitive businessmen Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi.
“This is the work I do, and she (Mamata Banerjee) says I am touring foreign countries,” Modi said, claiming under him foreign exchange reserves and tourists’ footfall were at an all-time high, as he talked about various works of his tenure.