Impressive performance by BJP, says PM on by-poll results

Signalling the bonding between the two leaders due to meet in a few months, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "friend" whose "historic visit" was being "eagerly" awaited by the Israeli people.

"There has been an important change in passport rules".

While addressing the commemoration of the golden jubilee of Indian merchant chamber's ladies wing, PM Modi praised the women of India saying they are making India proud in various sectors from Panchayat and Parliament to Silicon Valley. Now, it will not be necessary for a woman to give the certificate of her marriage or divorce.

Lijjat Papad and Amul are the shining examples of what our women can do if empowered, the prime minister pointed out. The Prime Minister said that when all the schemes for women empowerment would be implemented together, then the people would realise that the government had been working in a planned manner to achieve its goal.

Just recently, PM himself explained what keeps him going after a Twitter user - Neetu Garg - recently posted a picture detailing Narendra Modi's gruelling daily schedule.

Praising women for their entrepreneurial spirit, Modi said wherever women are given an opportunity, they have proved that they are two steps ahead of the men.

"The visit is a big milestone, " said Shailesh Kumar, senior Asia analyst at political risk firm Eurasia Group.

Another participant Ajita looked all excited as she stated that the bicycle rally has been organised as Prime Minister Modi promotes different activities like yoga and cycling besides others to lead a healthy life.

"Women of our country have the patience, ability and the confidence to struggle for achieving success", he said.

Modi said the nature of Indian democracy is changing from merely voting once every five years to being more participative in the development process.

  • Carolyn Briggs