Indian MPs fell over each other to touch Bill Clinton: Sambit Patra


Panaji, Feb 27 (IANS): There was a time when Indian MPs were falling over each other to touch the then US President Bill Clinton, but today Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents US President Donald Trump to his own American audience, BJP spokesman Sambit Patra said on Wednesday.

Patra, who was in Goa to interact with the civil society at a function organised by BJP's Goa unit, also said that during the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regimes, there were two persons functioning as Prime Ministers which impeded the economic progress of the country.

"Many years ago Bill Clinton had come (to India). MPs were falling over each other, as they all wanted to touch him. We have travelled a long distance (from that)," Patra said.

"We have come from that day to 'Howdy Modi'. Modi goes to America and tells the audience and introduces their president (as) 'I present Trump to you'. These (things) look small, but they affect psychologically. Today we feel America is a friend," Patra said.

The BJP national spokesperson also said that in order to attain the goal of making India a $5 trillion economy, one needed to dream big and shed the "chalta hai" attitude of the UPA years.

"First, we have to dream big. We had a 'chalta hai' (attitude). The UPA PM also had this attitude. Even his cabinet didn't recognise (him). Even 10 Janpath didn't recognise him and his ordinance was torn by his own 'yuvraj' (referring to Rahul Gandhi)," Patra said.

"Sadly, I would say that he was a shadow Prime Minister. There were two Prime Ministers and sadly the country doesn't work (like that)," Patra said.

  

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  • Nash, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Look at pappu bhakts justifying touching Clinton's legs

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Job of presenting someone on stage is done by "MC"
    The same person who presented "Trump" to his audience also went rival country without invitation to participate in a Marriage.
    About America a friend, America was a close friend of Iraq when Iraq was fighting against Iran.
    America was a close friend of Afghanistan when Afghanistan was fight against Russia.
    America was a close friend of Pakistan when India was very close to Russia.

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Modi ws babnned in America once. He is only allowed because he is under a nation head protocol.

    Once he is no more PM, he will be banned again.

    Then Godhra riots and killings. Now Delhi/India killings.

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  • Anticorrupt, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    This guys NRC needs to be verified. He looks like a Bangladeshi.

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Most unpopular and the most hated spokesperson BJP ever produced . He is damaging the image of Kannada movie comedian Sadhu Kokila who is unfortunately looks like him.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    ಬಿಜೆಪಿ-ಡ್ ಮರ್ಲೆರೆನ ಗುರಿಕಾರೆ.

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  • Krishna Dasa, Udupi,.

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Why Modi was never invited to address Joint session of US Congress, After becoming Prime minister Modi visited USA many times and never invited to State Dinner at White house or at official residency of the President, Vice President, Speaker of the house or Secretary of State.

    Never at Trump Tower, at Mara Lago Estate or Camp David. Until Modi become Prime minister Modi was denied US visa, It is only show up by Modi and for uninformed Indians. Present USA Administration does not care much about India. India Does not benefit much to USA, India is a very small business partner to USA and never been useful for USA. Trump just like Modi show up guy and loves attention.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    This Party is full of Idiots ...

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Imbe Marle marre.
    why did feku go about constructing wall in ahmedabad to hide slums???? To impress who?

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  • Preethi, Mlore

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Maybe feku wanted to impress Melania or Ivanka ..🤭

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Aha Patra! Long time no news, thought he was still busy counting Zeros in a trillion.

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    He is Dr. ..... not Accountant to count Zeros

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  • Anticorrupt, Mangalore /Kuwait

    Thu, Feb 27 2020

    Dr. KERPERE.

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