Last Updated: January 19, 2023, 10:38 IST
Congress chief Jairam Ramesh Thursday hailed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who has introduced that she is stepping down as her nation’s chief, and stated that “Indian politics wants extra like her”.
Ardern told reporters in Napier that February 7 will be her last day in office. She will hold her seat as a lawmaker until the general election, which she said would be held on October 14.
“Legendary cricket commentator, Vijay Merchant once said about retiring at the peak of his career: Go when people ask why is he going instead of why isn’t he going. Kiwi PM, Jacinda Ardern has just said she is quitting following Merchant’s maxim,” Congress common secretary Ramesh stated on Twitter.
“Indian politics wants extra like her,” he added.
Ardern’s empathetic handling of the nation’s worst mass-shooting and health-driven response to the coronavirus pandemic led her to become an international icon but she has faced mounting criticism at home.
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