Paris | Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the Indian community in France, has said that in a few days, Parisians will be chanting “Ganpati Bappa Morya!”.
Speaking at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, he said,” I am told that the Ganpati Festival has become the main feature of the Parisian cultural calendar. On this day, Paris transforms into mini India. That is, a few days from now, the echo of Ganpati Bappa Maurya will also be heard here.”
Speaking about India-France relationship he said, “Nowadays we talk of 21st century ‘INFRA’. That is ‘IN’ plus ‘FRA’ is the alliance of ‘INDIA’ and ‘FRANCE”.
“From Solar Infra to Social Infra, from Technical Infra to Space Infra, from Digital Infra to Defense Infra, the alliance of India and France is moving strongly”, he added.
Talking about climate change, he said that they has initiated the International Solar Alliance together with President Macron.
PM Modi also spoke about his government’s achievements.
He said that Indians have more banks accounts than any other country, “In the whole world, if the maximum number of bank accounts are opened in any country in a given time, then it is India. If the biggest health insurance scheme of the whole world is running in any country, then it is India.”
“It is also true that in the last five years, we have also given red card to many evils from the country. Today, corruption, nepotism, familism, looting public money, terrorism in new India, the way the curbing is being done has never happened”, he said.
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He appeared to make a reference to the government’s decision to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 as he said: “In India, there is no place for temporary in India, it took 70 long years to remove ‘temporary’. We have come forward, and we will complete our goals as early as possible.”
PM Modi talked about Parliament session which concluded this month, and passed major bills like the Triple Talaq, and Jammu and Kashmir bills. He said that this time the session of our Parliament was the most productive in the last 6 decades.
He also mentioned the Ease Of Doing Business mandate of the Modi government. He said, “A new India whose rich civilization and culture can be proud of the whole world, and which leads the 21st century. A new India that focuses on Ease of Doing Business and which also ensures Ease of Living.”
PM Modi is in France as part of a three-nation visit till Monday. He will now travel to the UAE.