Amit Shah claims Narendra Modi has visited fewer countries as PM than Manmohan Singh

Panaji: BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his three years in office visited fewer foreign nations than his predecessor Manmohan Singh.

BJP president Amit Shah. News18

BJP president Amit Shah. News18

In an interaction with elected local body representatives in Panaji, the BJP chief said he was surprised as to why people think otherwise.

Shah said a BJP worker explained the reason behind this to him. "A party worker told me that when Manmohan Singh used to go abroad, nobody knew," he said.

Shah said Singh used to read out from written speeches on his foreign tours.

"He carried pages written in English and come back after reading them. Sometimes he read in Thailand the pages meant to be read in Malaysia and vice-versa," he claimed.

Shah said during Singh's tenure, the world never used to know whether the Indian PM went to China, the USA or Russia.

"But now when Modiji goes to China, America, Russia, France, Japan, Sri Lanka... thousands of people gather at airport to receive him and the entire world watches him," he said.


Published Date: Jul 02, 2017 09:27 am | Updated Date: Jul 02, 2017 09:27 am