Hindustan Times Summit: PM Modi says India's influence increasing globally
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India's influence on international stage is increasing. The statement came while he addressed the inaugural session of Hindustan Times Summit in New Delhi.
"It is because of the growing reputation and trust for India, Indians living abroad feel proud. When slogans like 'abki baar Trump sarkar' (Trump government this time) and 'abki baar Cameron sarkar' (Cameron government this time) echo, India's might is being accepted," PM Narendra Modi said.
He was referring to the campaigns of former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who used the slogan "phir ek baar Cameron sarkar" (Gameron government once again) to woo Indian origin voters in 2015 elections, and US President Donald Trump's election campaign in 2016, inspired by the 2014 Lok Sabha election slogan "Abki baar Modi Sarkar".
"Where is India standing today, you know it well. Big or small, all countries are walking along with India, our influence on the international stage is increasing. We don't have to stop now, we have to keep moving forward," Modi said.
On the national front he also noted the success of key decisions like demonetisation and GST taken by him.
He also noted that there has been a "positive change" in the mindset and self-confidence of people "like never before", ever since his government came to power in 2014.
He also noted that in 2014 people voted for change that is "permanent, stable and irreversible".
"Everywhere in the country, someone had to fight with the system day and night. I am trying and have committed that there will be irreversible change -- ease of living will improve," he said.
(With IANS inputs)