PM's statement prior to his departure to Sweden and UK

  • PM's statement prior to his departure to Sweden and UK

PM's statement prior to his departure to Sweden and UK

Crediting Ambedkar for his own political success, he said: "A son of a poor mother, belonging to a very backward community, this partner of yours is if today the prime minister that is due to Babasaheb Ambedkar".

After, the massive outrages over the alleged gangrape in J&K's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaking his silence over the sexual violence on Friday and said that the country's daughters would get justice definitely. "I am confident the projects launched on the birth anniversary of Ambedkar will set new parameters", said Modi.

Like everyone else, Union Health Minister JP Nadda, who was standing next to the Prime Minister when he decided to make it a memorable moment for the woman, was also taken aback. The Nordic countries have globally recognized strengths in clean technologies, environmental solutions, ports modernization, cold-chains, skill development and innovation. India and Sweden share warm and friendly ties. Nordic competencies fit well with the vision for India's transformation.

The prime minister, who inaugurated several development projects including a new rail line, Internet services, roads and bridges here, said the identity of Bastar, a Naxalite stronghold, was changing and in the future it would be known as an economic and transport hub.

The Prime Minister, the retired bureaucrats said, should take five measures, which focus on capping hate crimes, offering special protection to Muslims, Dalits, minorities, women and children. The latter will be on a smaller scale compared to the massive event during his last bilateral visit and will involve a speech followed by a question and answer session, with questions taken both from the audience gathered and via live link-ups from across the world. He also asked the human rights organizations and as well as Kashmiris based in UK to largely participate in protest during the upcoming Modi's visit to the kingdom.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven are expected to discuss "innovation, sustainable development and how Swedish-Indian relations can be further strengthened" in Stockholm during two-day PM Modi's visit.

PM Modi will also meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a stopover in Berlin on April 20 after concluding his visits to Sweden and the United Kingdom.

He said, the Commonwealth is a unique multilateral grouping that not only provides useful assistance to its developing country members, particularly the small states and small-island developing states, but also has a strong global voice for development issues.