Senior BJP leader, Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that Narendra Modi had emerged as one of the top 10 leaders of the world with his voice being heard on international fora.
Reacting to the opposition parties’ criticism for Modi’s foreign visits, Naidu told PTI, “India is now recognised and respected worldwide. All the countries are offering red carpet to our Prime Minister. He has emerged as one of the top 10 leaders with his initiatives and approach.
The way he is steering the country forward is being appreciated by all,” Naidu told PTI.
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister said that Modi’s ideas were also being heard on the world stage.
“On matters like climate change and terrorism, his (Modi) voice is being heard. Getting first chairmanship of BRICS bank for India, making yoga international by proposing in United Nations where 196 countries have accepted to observe Yoga (Day),” he said.
Naidu raised objections to opposition parties’ “substandard comments” on Modi’s foreign visits adding that Modi was leveraging foreign policy for domestic development.
“Manmohan Singhji also visited 75 countries. What is it we have achieved that has to be seen. Our Prime Minister is leveraging foreign policy for domestic development, strengthening economy and also using public diplomacy to project India’s soft power,” he said.