Thu Sep 7th, 2023 at 09:09:21 AM EST
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The G-20 summit in New Delhi is set to showcase Narendra Modi's attempts to demonstrate that geopolitics goes beyond the US and China.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in exclusive interview, talked about various issues including India's G20 Presidency and the importance that the upcoming summit holds for New Delhi. PM Modi also discussed India's vision for the G20 group and the inclusion of the African Union.
New World Order is Multipolar and PM Modi advocates multilateralism ... a strong message to America, Canada, UK and the EU ... mainstay of the G7 nations who are on a dead-ended "Us v. Them" or as a$$hole Spaniard Josep Borrell made clear: Europe is the Garden to keep the Jungle in place, the Barbarians.
Fascist rhetoric going in well inside the European Union, extreme right and its populist leaders across Europe.
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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said India's diversity and its extraordinary successes means it is the "right country" at the "right time" to hold the G20 presidency. In an interview to PTI, Sunak hailed Narendra Modi's leadership over the last year and noted that India's presidency of the bloc came when the world is facing innumerable challenges.
PM Modi: India the Mother of Democracy
India has been wrestling with a wave of sectarian violence. In Haryana, two hours south of Delhi, communal clashes between Muslim and Hindu communities erupted in the wake of a religious march by the VHP (Hindu right-wing group) through the Muslim-majority area of Nuh.
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Modi's involvement in #SummitforDemocracy looks odd--even awkward--considering the role that he has played in precipitating democratic decline. Modi has overseen a steady transformation of India from the secular democracy into a Hindu-nationalist state.
Joe Biden: India is a cornerstone of democracy ... NWO ... building America's broad wartime alliance contra Russia and China.
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When Joe Biden convened his virtual Summit for Democracy today, Narendra Modi was among the attendees. The Indian prime minister is the steward of the world's largest democracy. Any conversation about global democratic decline, and what can be done to reverse it, would be incomplete without his participation.
Modi's involvement in the summit nevertheless looks odd--even awkward--considering the role that he has played in precipitating democratic decline. Since coming to power in 2014, Modi has overseen a steady transformation of India from the secular democracy envisioned by its founders into a majoritarian, Hindu-nationalist state--one that demonizes its minority groups, undermines civil liberties, and crushes dissent.
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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov -- who is due to represent Russia at G20 leaders' summit in place of Putin -- reportedly warned there will be no general declaration at the meeting in New Delhi if Russia's position is not reflected.
The Kremlin insists that its invasion of Ukraine is a "special military operation" in an existential war against the West that's determined to take down Russia.
This could well be a setback for Modi's government, which has convened more than 200 G20 meetings in more than two dozens cities across India.
"It's actually quite brilliant and one has to give him and the BJP credit for making an event that is usually elitist and esoteric, and a rotating presidency that is routine into something the whole country can understand and be proud of," CFR's Miller said, referring to Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
More than just lining streets with banners and signs that injected plenty of visibility to the various G20 meetings, Modi has also used these meetings to clean up host cities, promote local products and more.
"At the national level, [Modi] is trying to portray this as a great recognition that India has arrived under his under his prime ministership," Eurasia Group's Chaudhuri said. "I think the messaging has been strong, but the reception is harder to work out, it's harder to quantify."
The biggest risk for Modi is the lack of tangible multilateral accomplishment out of the G20 presidency after all that has been done and invested, possibly with an eye on boosting the legacy and standing of his Hindu nationalist BJP after a decade in power and ahead of national elections next year.
Earlier diary ...
G20: Ukraine War a Face-off USA vs Russia | March 2, 2023 |