Modi/Obama 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama

The election of Narendra Modi in India is good news for the United States.

By Yatindra Bhatnagar.

Narendra Modi’s Gujarat the leading economic giant in India with his emphasis on economic progress and employment coupled with good governance and stability. With a new leadership and stable majority government, India can now hope to emerge as a nation where ‘elimination of poverty’ will not become a long term slogan for its political parties.

Modi, with development and good governance as his main goals, went to great lengths to encourage business to enrich his state. Now with the federal government firmly under his control, Modi will have a larger canvas to work with.

The United States will be one of the most important partners in this economic progress. Indications for this development were given even before Modi took over the central government. A spokesperson of the U.S. State Department, Jen Psaki, said in May that we are “very hopeful about what the future holds” for the India-U.S. relationship.

President Obama said as much himself when he called to congratulate Modi and invite him to the U.S. Gone are the days when Modi was a diplomatic pariah for the U.S. Modi remains the only person ever to be banned from traveling to the United States of America under the …

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