India will find a place among the world powers with Narendra Modi at the helm and the "real competition" for the country will be the USA and China, former NDA convener and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu said on Tuesday as he hailed the BJP's prime minister-elect.
Addressing the NDA Parliamentary Party meeting in New Delhi, the Seemandhra leader extended full support to Modi, whom he described as a a leader with "extraordinary capabilities". Naidu's TDP is a key partner in the BJP-led coalition.
"India should be among the likes of USA and China. There may be some developed countries (but) real competition is with US and also China," Naidu said while expressing confidence that "Narendra Modi will do it".
"For this nation building, we are partners with Narendra Modi. We extend on behalf of TDP all cooperation for his great (endeavour) to clean up the country and also develop it," he said.
"I have seen so many leaders, but his (Modi's) determination and enthusiasm is extraordinary," Naidu said.
Slamming the former Congress-led government for its alleged misrule, the former Andhra Pradesh chief minister said that the country was waiting for Modi's leadership.
"People are fed up with Congress – corruption and also inefficiency and non-governance. I am very confident that under his leadership, the country has a bright future," Naidu said.
He said that Modi will also become prime minister after five years in 2019 and "we will have to do much more under his leadership."
"Again in 2019, Narendra Modi will be the prime minister and many more times... that is our wish, that is our desire and that is the desire of the nation," Naidu said.