PM Modi’s veiled jibe at Parl building opening boycott after landing in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived at Delhi’s Palam airport on Thursday after concluding his three-nation tour to Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia, took a veiled dig at the opposition parties boycotting the inauguration of the new Parliament building on May 28.

Referring to the event in Australia, which was attended by thousands of Indians, PM Modi said that not only the Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, but also the country’s former PM and opposition leader were present together for the sake of their nation.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers warmly welcomed PM Modi at Palam Airport on Thursday morning. Party President JP Nadda was also present.

Addressing the gathering to welcome him, the Prime Minister said, “I place before the world the pride of my country, not with any hesitation, but with confidence and pride.” He further said, “The reason behind this is the government which has been elected by all of you with absolute majority.”

“When I speak, the world not only believes me, but also believes all the 140 crore Indians whom I represent,” he said.

The Prime Minister, who landed at Palam airport after his visit to Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia, said the leaders he met were enthralled and appreciated India’s chairmanship of the G20.

PM Modi said, “All the leaders I met and all the personalities I talked to were so charmed and lauding India for its chairmanship of G20 brilliantly. It is a matter of great pride for all Indians.” “

PM Modi had visited Hiroshima, Japan to attend the Group of Seven or G7 summit. He then traveled to Papua New Guinea, which was his first visit, as well as the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to an Indo-Pacific country.

He also traveled to Sydney at the invitation of his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese.

The Prime Minister said that he used every available time in the best possible way for the betterment of the country.

Taking a dig at the critics, he said they questioned the decision to give vaccines to other countries during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Prime Minister underlined, “Remember, this is the land of Buddha, this is the land of Gandhi. We care for our enemies as well, we are a people driven by compassion.”

He also said that the world is eager to hear India’s story and added that Indians should never suffer from “slave mentality” while speaking about their great culture and traditions and should instead speak with courage.

Modi said the world agrees with him when he says that any attack on the country’s pilgrimage is not acceptable.