New York: Narendra Modi has his fair share of critics, some of whom say that he doesn’t always deliver what he says. But few will deny his oratorship skills. The world once again listened with rapt attention on Saturday as the Indian Prime Minister spoke at the UN General Assembly.
Following are some of the highlights from his 21-minute speech:
* “Countries with regressive thinking, using terrorism as political tool, should understand that terrorism is an equal threat for them also”
* “I am proud to represent a country that is regarded as Mother of Democracy”
* Our diversity is the identity of our democracy… it’s the best example of a democracy”
* “A little boy who used to help his father sell tea at a railway station is addressing the UNGA as Prime Minister of India for the fourth time
* “I am saying this from my experience.. Yes, democracy can deliver. Yes, democracy has delivered.”
* When India grows, the world grows. When India reforms, the world transforms”
* “Our priority is that development should be all-inclusive, all-pervasive, and universal”
* “India has struck a better balance between economy and ecology… in comparison to big, developed nations…”
* “For the United Nations to remain relevant, it must improve its effectiveness and enhance its reliability”.