Panaji, July 12: In an unprecedented move in Indian politics, the Goa Congress party has written to the Guinness World Records, asking them to include Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name in the record books for his frequent foreign visits. The recommendation, which is a backhanded compliment, states that Indian Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi should have a place in the record books for "setting a record of travelling abroad", a party leader was quoted by news agency IANS.
The letter also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the "resources" of India and has set the record of making 41 trips to 52 countries in four years.
A letter by Goa Congress General Secretary Sankalp Amonkar to the GWR officials in the United Kingdom, which was sent through a registered post reportedly says that, "We are overwhelmed and extremely happy to suggest the name of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has set the world record. He has correctly used the resources of India and set the record of making 41 trips to 52 countries in four years. He has already spent Rs 355 crore."
The letter went on to target the Prime Minister by saying that "he(Prime Minister Narendra Modi) has become a role model for the future generations of India" and added that the value of the Indian rupee had fallen as low as Rs 69.03 against the US dollar.
Amonkar, while talking to the reporters at Goa Congress headquarters, said that the Congress party wants to highlight the "ridiculousness" of Prime Minster Narendra Modi's term and accused the Prime Minister of spending more time abroad as compared to India.