Etawah, April 19: Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a top world leader, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said politicians across the globe are aspiring to work like the Indian PM. The saffron-robed BJP leader said the list of international heads of states inspired by Modi includes United States President Donald Trump. Imran Khan, Donald Trump, Jacinda Ardern Among Time 100 Most Influential People in 2019; Narendra Modi Not On List.
Yogi, while campaigning in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019, said Trump made references to PM Modi during his 2016 presidential run. He had promised to work like Modi if elected to power, the UP CM said. Donald Trump Mocks PM Modi Again!
"Today whenever there are elections in any part of the world, the issues are India and PM Modi. In 2016 US Presidential election, Donald Trump had said 'If I become the President I will work in the way PM Modi is working for the development of India'," Yogi was reported as saying.
While Trump had not promised to implement a Modi model, he had expressed affection to the Indian PM's working style while shooting a video for the Republican Hindu Coalition -- a platform of Indian-Americans -- while campaigning for a presidential term.
"I look forward to working with Prime Minister Modi who has been very energetic in reforming the economy and bureaucracy. Great man. I applaud him," he said, while using the "Abki Baar, Trump Sarkaar" catchphrase, inspired by the BJP's 2014 poll slogan of "Abki Baar, Modi Sarkaar".