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‘Do you want Prime Minister in your pocket?’ PM Modi asks Indian diaspora in Netherlands

India TV News Desk Amsterdam 28 Jun 2017, 7:31:01 AM IST
India TV News Desk

On his day-long visit to the Netherlands, the last stop in his three-nation tour that also included Portugal and the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked the Indian diaspora in The Hague, “Do you want India's Prime Minister in your pocket?”. 

His question was in reference to the NaMo mobile app, which he has often described as “an exclusive opportunity to connect with the PM”. He urged the Indian-origin members in Netherlands to download the app. 

“I will be there on it (the app) all the time and you can have me in your pocket,” he said to the Indian diaspora.

With PM Modi asking this question to the Indian diaspora in The Hague, he once again highlighted the importance his administration gives to the technology-driven development. 

“Can you live without your mobile for just one hour? You find it difficult, don't you? So don't you think India's poor and those who live in rural areas should also have mobiles,” he asked. 

Modi said the Netherlands is the 5th largest investment partner globally and in the last three years it has emerged as the 3rd largest source of FDI for the country.

He also thanked the key European nation for backing India's Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) membership. 

"Because of your support India got the membership of the MTCR," Modi said. 

India joined the MTCR as a full member last year. MTCR membership enables India to buy high-end missile technology and also enhances its joint ventures with Russia.