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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with BJP booth workers from five constituencies, Arakkonam, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Erode and Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu today. The interaction began with PM Modi extending Pongal wishes for health, happiness and prosperity to the people of Tamil Nadu.

Responding to rumors about BJP’s alliances with regional parties in Tamil Nadu, PM Modi said that the BJP has always been inspired from the vision of Atal Ji and hence they always cherish their allies. He further said, “A strong NDA is an article of faith for us.”

Appreciating the work done by social media supporters in putting forward the party’s position and views on critical issues on various social media platforms, Prime Minister Modi acknowledged the growing significance of social media these days and said, “We are living in the era of social media. You would have seen yourself, how friends on social media are consistently countering the lies of people and presenting our point of view. I congratulate them for the great work they do.”

Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Modi enumerated a plethora of initiatives in sectors from infrastructure to investment and from the social sector to skill development and described how these projects will go a long way in transforming the lives of people in Tamil Nadu. He further said, “No government has done for Tamil Nadu as much as we have. We are working hard to bring a holistic change in the lives of poor across various sectors.”

Lashing out at the Congress party for seriously compromising on the defence abilities of our armed forces through corrupt deals and sheer mismanagement, PM Modi said, “Not many people know the damage ‘Congress Culture’ did to our defence sector. For decades, they made the defence sector a den of brokers and middlemen…the people behind attacks on our defence procurement are often middlemen from the Congress era and international forces who want to ensure that India’s military doesn’t get stronger.”

Concluding his wide ranging interaction with booth workers, Prime Minister Modi applauded the hard work and efforts of BJP Karyakartas in ensuring a strong and invincible organisation that works for the people first. He added, “The heights that the BJP has reached today are due to the efforts and sacrifices of our Karyakartas. Our yesterday was due to Karyakartas, our today is due to Karyakartas and our tomorrow will be due to Karyakartas.”

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PM's departure statement ahead of his visit to France, UAE and Bahrain
August 21, 2019

I will be visiting France, UAE and Bahrain during 22-26 August 2019.  

My visit to France reflects the strong strategic partnership, which our two countries deeply value, and share. On 22-23 August 2019, I would have bilateral meetings in France, including a summit interaction with President Macron and a meeting with Prime Minister Philippe. I would also interact with the Indian community and dedicate a memorial to the Indian victims of the two Air India crashes in France in the 1950s & 1960s.

Later, on 25-26 August, I will participate in the G7 Summit meetings as Biarritz Partner at the invitation of President Macron in the Sessions on Environment, Climate, Oceans and on Digital Transformation. 

India and France have excellent bilateral ties, which are reinforced by a shared vision to cooperate for further enhancing peace and prosperity for our two countries and the world at large. Our strong strategic and economic partnership is complemented by a shared perspective on major global concerns such as terrorism, climate change, etc.  I am confident that this visit will further promote our long-standing and valued friendship with France for mutual prosperity, peace and progress.

During the visit to the United Arab Emirates on 23-24 August, I look forward to discuss with His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, entire gamut of bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual interest.

I also look forward to jointly release the stamp to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi along with His Highness the Crown Prince. It will be an honour to receive the ‘Order of Zayed’, the highest civilian decoration conferred by the UAE government, during this visit. I will also formally launch RuPay card to expand the network of cashless transactions abroad.

Frequent high-level interactions between India and UAE testify to our vibrant relations. UAE is our third-largest trade partner and fourth-largest exporter of crude oil for India. The qualitative enhancement of these ties is among one of our foremost foreign policy achievements. The visit would further strengthen our multifaceted bilateral ties with UAE.

I will also be visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain from 24-25, August 2019.  This would be the first ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to the Kingdom. I look forward to discussing with Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the ways to further boost our bilateral  relations and share views on regional and international issues of mutual interest. I would also be meeting His Majesty the King of Bahrain Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and other leaders.

I would also take the opportunity to interact with the Indian diaspora. I will be blessed to be present at the formal beginning of the re-development of  the temple of Shreenathji- the oldest in the Gulf region – in the wake of the auspicious festival of Janmashtami. I am confident that this visit would further deepen our relationship across the sectors.