After being snubbed by US, Indian government retracts statement in favour of President Donald Trump re election
*WASHINGTON - After being snubbed from United States administration over Kashmir lockdown and No trade deal, Indian government retracts statement in favour of President Donald Trump re election made by Indian PM Modi at Howdy Modi event. *
Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the term "*Ab ki baar Trump sarkar*" at his mega "Howdy, Modi!" event in the US last month only to refer to what Donald Trump had used during his presidential campaign, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said today.
He that the remark should not be misinterpreted. Mr Jaishankar, who is on a three-day visit to Washington D.C., said India has a "very non-partisan" approach to the domestic politics in the US.
PM Modi was joined by Mr Trump at a mega event in Houston on September 22 during his week-long US visit. PM Modi, who received a rockstar welcome, took the unusual step of introducing the US President to a crowd of more than 50,000 Indian-Americans.
"Friends, we in India have connected well with President Trump, the words of candidate Trump. A*b ki baar Trump sarkar rang loud and clear* link..." PM Modi had said, NDTV has reported.
Mr Jaishankar refuted the notion that the Prime Minister used the phrase to endorse Mr Trump's candidature for his 2020 re-election campaign.