Edited By: Revathi Hariharan
Last Updated: January 20, 2023, 10:46 IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday stated he attested to PM Modi’s international reputation and narrated the story of him assembly the Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel in Davos who reportedly described himself as a ‘fan of Modi’.
“The Luxembourg PM told me that he was a Modi bhakt. Modi ji is popular not only in India but across the globe,” Shinde stated after coming back from the World Economic Forum meet in Davos on Wednesday.
He was talking on the occasion by which Modi inaugurated and laid basis stone of tasks value Rs 38,000 crore.
#WATCH | Luxembourg PM met me (in Davos) and instructed me that he is a Modi bhakt. He clicked a photograph with me and stated to point out it to PM Modi. I met many individuals from Germany and Saudi they usually requested me if I’m with PM Modi. I stated I’m his man solely: Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde (19.01) pic.twitter.com/iCYS4E2UCz— ANI (@ANI) January 20, 2023
Shinde recalled his encounter with the European nation chief in and stated within the presence of PM Modi on the stage that the Luxembourg PM had clicked a photograph with Modi and had even requested Shinde to point out it to him.
“I met people from Germany and Saudi Arabia who asked me if I was with Modi ji. I told them that I am with him. At Davos there was a lot of positivity about India and Modi ji,” Shinde said.
Modi, who heard Shinde’s speech on the PM’s global popularity, later referred to the Maharashtra CM’s remarks in his speech, and attributed his fan following to “rising positivity” about India.
According to a Morning Consult survey in 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi topped the global rating amongst world leaders with an approval rating of 75%. After PM Modi, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi came second and third respectively with 63 per cent and 54 per cent ratings.
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