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G20 Summit: PM Modi to put forward India's agenda today

India TV News Desk 16 Nov 2014, 7:20:54 AM IST
India TV News Desk

Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today attend the second day of the G20 summit in Brisbane where he will be put forward India's agenda on several key issues.

On the opening day of the summit yesterday, Modi had made a strong pitch for repatriation of black money stashed abroad saying it is a ‘key priority' for India. He had also sent a message that economic reforms should be insulated from politics.

“Repatriation of black money kept abroad is a key priority for us,” Modi said.

Modi set the tone on black money issue ahead of the G20 summit in the wake of his commitment to bring back every penny of black money stashed abroad. The Modi government on its first day in office constituted a Special Investigative Team (SIT) headed by a former Supreme Court Judge to unearth black money.

Modi will also be inaugurating a statue of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in Brisbane.

The G20 host Australia has vowed a ‘very aggressive' crackdown on tax avoidance. India is also seeking strong action by the Group of 20 against tax havens.

In the evening, the PM will attend a dinner hosted by the Premier of Queensland and Lord Mayor of Brisbane.