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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed public rallies in Gopalganj and Muzaffarpur in Bihar. Addressing the huge rally PM Modi took a dig on the JD (U)-RJD-Congress alliance and said that it seems they cannot digest the affection people of Bihar have towards NDA.  PM also said that all levels of decency have been broken by the alliance and poor language is being used by those who ruled Bihar for 60 years.

PM Narendra Modi launched attack on Shri Nitish Kumar and Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav saying that they will only work for themselves and are busy with their sons and family. PM also said that their Ministers were caught taking bribe on television but it did not make any difference to Shri Nitish Kumar and Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav.

PM Modi Highlighted that Gopalganj being the home district of Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav faces maximum migration and has turned into a 'mini Chambal'.

PM Modi emphasized that development is the only one way left for Bihar

PM said to the people of Bihar that they showed faith in him during 2014 Lok Sabha elections and urged them do the same again as he will finish the nepotism and corruption in Bihar.

PM Modi reminded people of the various scams that happened in Bihar - transport, ration, education, recruitment, mid-day meals and above all the fodder scam that sent Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav to jail.

PM took a dig at Shri Nitish Kumar asking him what he has done about his promise on corruption. Did he build a school at Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav’s home like he had promised that he will build a school at every corrupt’s home after seizing their property.

PM Modi added that Shri Nitish Kumar keeps asking for the return of old days. Does Shri Nitish Kumar want those days of kidnappings, crimes against dalits and women back PM asked?

Cick here to read full text speech of PM Modi at Parivartan Rally in Gopalganj, Bihar

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

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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.