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Manmohan Singh undertook more foreign trips than PM Modi, says Amit Shah

The BJP chief said the number of Modi’s foreign visits appeared to be higher because when his predecessor used to travel, no one got to know about it.

india Updated: May 04, 2017 17:40 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi boards a plane after his trip to Afghanistan in 2015.(Reuters File Photo)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday accused the Congress party of making an issue out of nothing, citing that former prime minister Manmohan Singh visited more countries than his successor Narendra Modi.

“Our opponents make an issue of PM Modi’s foreign visits, but as per figures, Manmohan Singh ji visited more countries than Modi Ji,” Shah said, while addressing intellectuals meet at Palampur.

Shah asserted that the number of Modi’s foreign visits appeared to be higher because when his predecessor used to travel, no one got to know about the trips.

Applauding BJP governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Shah said the state no longer belonged to the BIMARU states.

“When we governed Bihar, it was on the verge of getting rid of BIMARU state tag. It is due to our governments in MP and Chhattisgarh that they do not belong to the BIMARU category anymore,” he said.

The BJP president claimed that wherever there was a BJP government in the country, there was development.

“Within two years, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana initiated by the BJP government has provided connections of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders to two crore families in the country,” he added.

Himachal Pradesh is facing anti-incumbency with chief minister Virbhadra Singh and the Congress government facing corruption allegations.

The BJP registered a mandate in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly elections earlier this year.