Meeting between Nawaz, Modi unlikely

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may not hold bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, though they will be in New York next week for the UN General Assembly, a media report said on Tuesday.


For Modi, “it’s a really properly thought effort to capitalize on the connection he has with the diaspora and contain them at a time limit when India is perceived to be on a constructive monitor when it comes to governance”, stated Subimal Bhattacharjee, a our on-line world coverage analyst and former India head of Basic Dynamics, the US protection contractor.

Followers are likely unsurprised by Modi’s meeting with Zuckerberg after the prime minister unveiled his Digital India initiative in early July. When citizens are yearning for it, United States academicians are calling for economic boycott.

Yes Bank senior vice-president Preeti Sinha, who accompanied Kishwar along with economist Laveesh Bhandari, extended support to the Centre’s programme saying there was no basis to the criticism of “Digital India”. Modi aides said he is also due to visit the electric auto maker Tesla’s facilities in Palo Alto to highlight his plans to develop clean energy. The petition has been signed by FICCI president Jyotsna Suri, ASSOCHAM chief Rana Kapoor, economist Ashok Gulati, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh among others. Whereas USA know-how hardware corporations like Cisco Methods Inc. keep again workplaces in India, few have manufacturing crops right here – one thing Modi needs to vary with a view to create jobs for the 1 million younger Indians who enter the work pressure every month.

In another unrelated development, the overseas friends of BJP-USA also condemned a proposed protest by a section of Patels against Modi’s visit.

“We urge those who lead Silicon Valley technology enterprises to be mindful of not violating their own codes of corporate responsibility when conducting business with a government which as, on several occasions already, demonstrated its disregard for human rights and civil liberties, as well as the autonomy of educational and cultural institutions”, said the letter. An Indian American group organizing a “community reception” for Modi at the 19,000-seat SAP Center says that more than 45,000 people have sought free tickets.

They also expressed concerns over alleged lack of safeguards about privacy of information in the campaign and its alleged potential for abuse. They should stop seeking fame by thriving on misplaced victimhood and false grievances.


“By all means you can criticize Narendra Modi, but masquerading blind hate as defense of civil liberties is something else”, Kishwar added. “It is a consistent witch-hunt that has gone on for over a decade and I think it is time we too stood up and say enough is enough”.

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