‘Abki Baar Trump Sarkar’, rang loud and clear,” PM Modi refers to Trump’s viral video from 2016

The slogan, of course, belonged to PM Modi, but here he was simply referring to Trump’s candidacy back in 2016, when, in an ad aimed at the Indian-American population, used the same words.

Written by September 23, 2019 15:19

New Delhi:Congress Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma was shortly exposed after he launched a stinging attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the lavish ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event in the United States on Sunday, reminding him that he is in the country as the Prime Minister of India and not to campaign for US President Donald Trump.

A large round of applause broke out at the Howdy, Modi event in Houston, Texas when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Abki Baar, Trump Sarkar.”

The slogan, of course, belonged to PM Modi, but here he was simply referring to Trump’s candidacy back in 2016, when, in an ad aimed at the Indian-American population, used the same words.

Abki Baar Trump Sarkar’- Trump’s Move to woo Indian-American Hindu community in 2016

A video of 2016, US Presidential candidate Donald Trump was seen saying ‘Abki Baar Trump Sarkar’ has gone viral on social media. The move was seen as Trump’s bid to woo the Indian-American Hindu community, the tagline was a direct lift from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign, which was powered to a large extent by the slogan ‘Abki Baar Modi Sarkar’.

In the run-up to the US Presidential election on November 4, Trump has been extensively participating in events organised by the Indian community in the US.

Howdy Modi, not  a foreign policy focused event

To make clear, the Howdy Modi wasn’t a foreign policy focused event. The Howdy Modi was organised by the non-profit Texas India Forum, the event, with the tagline ‘Shared Dreams, Bright Futures’, will shine a light on the tremendous contribution of Indo-Americans in the United States and the strong and lasting partnership between the US and India.

While addressing the crowd both leaders nodded to the connections between the two countries, the bulk of their speeches was focused on their own individual achievements and their electoral popularity.

So it would be hard to see Modi’s role and his invocation of the “Ab ki baar, Trump sarkar”

 

Here are the top quotes from PM’s speech at “Howdy, Modi!’ event

1. From Boston to Bengaluru, from Chicago to Shimla and from Los Angeles to Ludhiana, millions are glued to their TV even though it is rather late in India

2 Donald Trump’s “abki baar Trump sarkaar” slogan rang loud and clear. His celebration of Diwali in the White House lit up millions of faces with joy

3. You can hear the heartbeat of the great partnership between India and US in this celebration of the world’s two largest democracies. You can feel the strength and depth of the bond between our nations

4. Mr President, you had introduced me to your family in 2017. And today, I have the honour of introducing you to my family.

5. Today 50,000 Indians here are representatives of our great culture. We take along principles of diversity and democracy everywhere we go

6. Unity in diversity is our heritage, it is our specialty. It is proof of our vibrant democracy, our power and inspiration

7. Article 370 had kept the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh away from progress. Terrorists were using it to their advantage. Now, they have the same rights as every Indian

8. They (Pakistan) have made hatred towards India the centre of their agenda. They support and harbor terrorists. The time has come for a decisive fight against terrorism and those who support it

9. Whether it is 9/11 in America or 26/11 in Mumbai, where were the conspirators found?

10. Today it is said that data is the new oil. I will also add that data is the new gold. Industry 4.0 is focused on data. If there is one country in the world where data is the cheapest, it is India.

Describing Trump as a “special person”, PM Modi added that he admired the US president for his “sense of leadership, passion for America and concern for every American.”

Trump also shared the same affection for PM Modi when he arrived on stage for his speech. He said, “Trump describes PM Modi as America’s greatest, most loyal friend; says he is doing an exceptional job for India.”

“Under PM Modi the world is witnessing a strong, thriving and sovereign India,” Trump added.