Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday highlighted the “ill-treatment” of an Indian lady diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, during his meeting with US Ambassador Nancy Powell at Gandhinagar on Thursday.
In his discussion, Modi expressed hope that a permanent solution will soon be found on the issue and stressed that “such irritants should not be allowed to happen if Indo-US strategic partnership needs to be realised to its full potential”, stated an official release from the Gujarat government on the close-door meeting that took place at Modi’s residence.
“Ambassador Powell reassured that the US government was fully committed to resolving this issue at the earliest,” the release added.
Modi also highlighted the “strong foundations of US-India Strategic Partnership laid by former Prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee” and reiterated BJP’s commitment to further strengthen this partnership.
Modi also discussed Gujarat’s involvement in training Afghan officials as well as rural Afghan women for self-employment. He also suggest that Gujarat’s model of dairy cooperatives could be of immense value to rural economy of Afghanistan.
The Gujarat Chief Minister also emphasised that the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attack be quickly brought to justice and need for “a single global yardstick on terrorism.”
DDC vice-chairperson Ashish Khetan said, “As of today he does not hold the charge anymore.”