NEW DELHI: The minister of external affairs S Jaishankar praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, saying that he had encapsulated the thoughts and ambitions of the entire nation. Today in New Delhi, Jaishankar made a comment on how, before 2014, the "Delhi media" used to confer the title of "national leader" on all of its "friends and favourites." He was speaking at an event for the book Modi@20: Dreams meet delivery.
"The large part of book was written by people outside the government. He is a prime minister who has embodied the thoughts and goals of the entire nation. In this book, he has been approached from the perspectives of sports, business, and public life "the external affairs minister said. What makes a leader? In India before Narendra Modi, this question puzzled serious students of politics. In 1947, national leaders were those whose names were recalled across nations and Venkaiah Naidu launched the book "Modi@20 Dreams Meet Delivery" last month.
"In succeeding decades at height of coalition era, expression national leader came to be much abused. It was a status distributed by Delhi media to friends and favorites. Since 2014, Prime Minister Modi has served as the standard for what it takes to be a national leader. Since 2014, PM Modi is the template for what it means and takes to be a national leader," Jaishankar remarked.
Meanwhile, the book, 'Modi@20 Dreams Meet Delivery', was launched by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu last month. The book titled 'Modi @20: Dreams Meeting Delivery', is an anthology about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.