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India has begun to get its 'due' on world stage: Narendra Modi

PTI 07 Nov 2014, 22:29:19 PM IST

Varanasi: Citing the era of "fractured verdicts" in the past few decades, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that it was only after the installation of his government with an "absolute majority" that India has begun to get its "due" on the international stage.

"Over the past three decades, the country has been throwing up fractured verdicts. The political instability that ensued was reflected in the world's attitude towards India.

"Now that the BJP has achieved power with an absolute majority, India has begun to get its due on the international stage," Modi told a meeting of party workers here.

"Today, whenever the leader of a foreign country meets Modi he does not see only Modi the PM. He sees the huge support of 1.25 billion countrymen that helped me reach where I am," the Prime Minister told a massive gathering which had assembled to listen to the Prime Minister on his first visit to his Lok Sabha constituency after assuming power.

"A stage has come where no country can now think of treating India with contempt or condescension. Every country today is looking at us either with deference or as an equal," the Prime Minister said.

"I hope that the era of fractured verdicts is now over.

"I wish that henceforth whenever there are elections anywhere in the country, may the winning party get a complete majority on its own," said Modi, whose party BJP won Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections recently.