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On the afternoon of 13th April, Shri Narendra Modi addressed rallies at Chikkaballapura, Chikmagalur and Haveri in Karnataka, and affirmed of bringing in a strong and stable government under the BJP. Stating the misrule witnessed under the Congress, especially in the past decade, Shri Modi emphasized on how their arrogance and corrupt practices had ruined the Nation, while their reckless statements of ‘India being a poor country’ had shattered India’s global image.

From the Prime Minister’s statement made to Barack Obama of ‘India being poor’, to the Recounting Minister’s statement of ‘India being poor since 5000 years’, Shri Modi spoke of instances wherein the Congress Ministers had portrayed India as a poor and dependent country. He questioned the need for this self-wailing approach and affirmed that while India, with its rich natural resources and productive human skill, was never a poor nation, it was the Congress’ thought that was poor.

Bringing to fore the Central government’s way of functioning, Shri Modi spoke of how the soon-to-be-released book ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ exposes the undemocratic hierarchy in the Prime Minister’s Office, wherein every file and every approval is sought from the Congress President instead of the Hon’ble Prime Minister. He cited the statement made by a Congress Minister which affirmed that even though Dr. Manmohan Singh was not keen on continuing as the PM, Smt Sonia Gandhi had compelled him to take charge of the office. Shri Modi stated how this unauthorized system had ruined the Nation, even as the Congress reaped returns.

Shri Narendra Modi addresses rallies in Karnataka

The failure of the Centre in addressing the concerns of price rise, corruption, unemployment and many others, and yet their arrogance of not admitting to their failure, was condemned by Shri Modi. He spoke of how the Congress had devised a way to hide their failure under the garb of secularism. Questioning the Congress on how much in actuality had the 15 point programme for Minority benefitted the section, Shri Modi stated how many schemes of the Congress were only limited to the paperwork, and never came into implementation.

Chikmangalur’s expertise in coffee cultivation was spoken of by Shri Modi, who expressed that with value-addition, effective packaging and technological upgradation, this sector could have developed immensely, but unfortunately the Centre had never bothered to give due attention towards this.

Shri Modi also stated how the killings of soldiers on the borders and farmer suicides across the country under the Congress government had altered Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri ji’s mantra of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ and coined the new mantra of ‘Mar Jawan, Mar Kisan’. “Congress' politics is centered around ensuring people continue to face problems,” said Shri Modi.

Shri Modi spoke of how the Congress feared where they would land after the election results on 16th May, and hence was solely engaged in resorting to corrupt practices to stop Modi.  With misleading claims and disruptive strategies, through their various factions be it the Congress A team or the B team, the Congress’ only focus was to malign Shri Modi and stop him from becoming the Prime Minister.

Reacting to Shri Deve Gowda’s statement of ‘his plans to leave Karnataka if Shri Modi becomes the PM’, Shri Modi said that if he was so determined of leaving Karnataka, then he should go to Gujarat, which would warmly welcome him with open arms. Shri Modi affirmed that he would serve Shri Gowda with utmost respect and care.

Shri Modi spoke of how the 2014 Elections were not about the arithmetical calculations of the political analysts but was rather about the chemistry of the similarity of thoughts of 125 crore Indians. He urged the people to support the Lotus in the 2014 Elections and enable the BJP to form a strong and stable government at the Centre. He affirmed that the BJP’s prime focus would be on ensuring good governance and development, and highlighted how among the many people-centric initiatives in its Manifesto was the one for farmers which aimed at fixing the Minimum Support Price for the produce by adding 50 per cent to the input cost, thereby ensuring them a better life. Shri Modi further asserted that under the BJP, youth will have employment, poor will be empowered, farmers and women will lead a secured life and every person will be given an equal opportunity to grow.

Shri Modi also extended New Year wishes to the Tamilians in Karnataka, who celebrate their New Year on 14th April.

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Shri Narendra Modi addressing a massive gathering in Haveri, Karnataka

Shri Narendra Modi addressing a massive gathering in Haveri, Karnataka

Shri Narendra Modi addressing a massive gathering in Haveri, Karnataka

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Trade and beyond: a new impetus to the EU-India Partnership

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May 08, 2021

At the invitation of the President of the European Council Mr. Charles Michel, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the India-EU Leaders’ Meeting today.

The meeting was held in a hybrid format with the participation of leaders of all the 27 EU Member States as well as the President of the European Council and the European Commission. This is the first time that the EU hosted a meeting with India in the EU+27 format. The meeting was the initiative of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

During the meeting, the leaders expressed their desire to further strengthen the India-EU Strategic Partnership based on a shared commitment to democracy, fundamental freedoms, rule of law and multilateralism. They exchanged views on three key thematic areas: i) foreign policy and security; ii) COVID-19, climate and environment; and iii) trade, connectivity and technology. They discussed forging closer cooperation on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery, tackling climate change, and reforming multilateral institutions. India appreciated the prompt assistance provided by the EU and its member states to combat its second COVID wave.

The leaders welcomed the decision to resume negotiations for balanced and comprehensive free trade and investment agreements. Negotiations on both the Trade and Investment Agreements will be pursued on parallel tracks with an intention to achieve early conclusion of both agreements together. This is a major outcome which will enable the two sides to realise the full potential of the economic partnership. India and the EU also announced dedicated dialogues on WTO issues, regulatory cooperation, market access issues and supply chain resilience, demonstrating the desire to deepen and further diversify economic engagement.

India and the EU launched an ambitious and comprehensive ‘Connectivity Partnership’ which is focused on enhancing digital, energy, transport and people-to-people connectivity. The Partnership is based on the shared principles of social, economic, fiscal, climate and environmental sustainability, and respect for international law and commitments. The Partnership will catalyse private and public financing for connectivity projects. It will also foster new synergies for supporting connectivity initiatives in third countries, including in the Indo-Pacific.

India and the EU leaders reiterated their commitment to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and agreed to strengthen joint efforts for mitigation, adaptation and resilience to the impacts of climate change, as well as providing means of implementation including finance in the context of COP26. India welcomed the EU’s decision to join CDRI.

India and the EU also agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation on digital and emerging technologies such as 5G, AI, Quantum and High-Performance Computing including through the early operationalization of the Joint Task Force on AI and the Digital Investment Forum.

The leaders noted with satisfaction the growing convergences on regional and global issues, including counterterrorism, cybersecurity and maritime cooperation. The leaders acknowledged the importance of a free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific and agreed to closely engage in the region, including in the context of India’s Indo-Pacific Ocean’s Initiative and the EU’s new strategy on the Indo-Pacific.

Coinciding with the Leaders’ Meeting, an India-EU Business Roundtable was organised to highlight the avenues for cooperation in climate, digital and healthcare. A finance contract of Euro 150 million for the Pune Metro Rail Project was signed by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, and European Investment Bank.

India-EU Leaders Meeting has set a significant milestone by providing a new direction to the Strategic Partnership and giving a fresh impetus for implementing the ambitious India-EU Roadmap 2025 adopted at the 15th India-EU Summit held in July 2020.