In a veiled attack on the corruption during UPA regime and a barb at the Congress President’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today deprecated the culture of graft in the country and said he has provided graft-free governance.
“The biggest thing, American citizens feel proud of is the people of Indian origin”, Modi said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pointed out that the United Nations took fifteen years to define the term “terrorism”, adding that it must clarify as to who is with terrorists and who is with humanity to make the picture clear. The world is looking at India with a new vision and aspiration. Modi aimed to deepen ties with the USA technology sector and boost India’s digital infrastructure by promoting his “Digital India” campaign, which seeks to connect thousands more villages to the Internet. “…my country had been afflicted by it for the past 40 years”, he said.
“Bharat Mata Ki Jai”, or “Hail Mother India”, Modi’s supporters chanted, as the Secret Service tried to keep them from mobbing him.
“Amazing, how perception about India has changed in a very short time”. India’s economy is booming and the number of people connecting to the Internet is growing at a faster rate.
Prime Minister Modi said that no one ever thought that brain drain can become brain gain.
Prime Minister Modi also said that the Indian community has changed the Silicon Valley with its effort and innovations.
Modi recollected the contribution of the Gadar party in San Francisco in India’s independence movement. Facebook announced last week that it has launched a new platform for outside developers to contribute apps to the program. September 28 is the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh. I salute all mothers for their inspiration and dedication. Modi’s arrival marks the first time an Indian head of state has been in California in 33 years. “I can see a lot of change”.
Modi congratulated Indian-Americans for the place of pride they came created for themselves among the people of Californians.
The meeting gave the two leaders an opportunity to build on the discussions they had in New Delhi in January when Obama travelled to India to attend the Republic Day Parade as its chief guest. “The world has started to believe that the twenty-first century belongs to India”. The 65-year-old leader became emotional as he discussed his impoverished past, recounting how he formerly sold tea at railway stations.