Narendra Modi, India’s charismatic Prime Minister, praised social media for enabling ordinary citizens to express political opinions and influence their governments during a visit to Facebook over the weekend. But, it seems no matter where he goes or what he does, he will forever be unable to shake off the presumed responsibility of the 2002 Gujarat Riots.
Talking to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a Q&A at Townhall atFacebook headquartersin San Jose, Modiwas his impressive self.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama today chose to “further refine” the Indo-US strategic partnership while pushing ahead with cooperation in the areas of security, counter-terrorism, defence, economy and climate change.
The Indian prime minister, who is continuing India’s long-standing demand for a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council, said the U.N. couldn’t afford to wait much longer and it was the organization’s responsibility to define the language on dealing with global terror.
The Facebook chief had announced the Indian prime minister’s visit on his page earlier this month and invited users to post questions.
To the young American billionaire’s parents PM Modi said, “I congratulate you for the son you have raised, he has connected the world“.
Modi’s visit to the United States included a trip down the West Coast.
“This change is not because of Modi, this change came because of 1.2 billion Indians”, Modi said amid chants of his name. The PM also met various employees of Indian origin who work at Tesla. Modi met with Google’s Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim Cook, among others, to seek stronger ties and investment in India. “He wants the world to know that India is open for business“.
“We will promote [the] manufacture of quality and affordable products in India”, he said.
This is a big deal in India, where a huge and aging railroad network carries millions of people across the country each day.
The 15-second video clip shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg discussing something, Zuckerberg, who seems to be blocking the view of the camera, suddenly gets pulled by Modi towards the right. “Technology has really helped the industry and has brought the world together”, Modi said.