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Message for US? Modi Reacts to Foreign Interference Attempts in Lok Sabha Election

© Photo : Social MediaEvery power in the world knows that I will come again: Prime Minister Modi's statement
Every power in the world knows that I will come again: Prime Minister Modi's statement - Sputnik India, 1920, 07.05.2024
Indian PM Narendra Modi has said in his campaign speeches that many in the world don't want India to have a "stable government", amid growing wariness in the West over his independent foreign policy decisions.
Many in the world are trying to influence the ongoing Lok Sabha election in India, Modi has said, as the Indian leader reacted to perceived interference by western powers, institutions and press in the largest democratic exercise in the world.
“Many in the world are trying to influence the election, which they shouldn’t be doing… They are not merely making comments or remarks, but trying to influence the election,” Modi said during an interview with Hindi broadcaster Times Now Navbharat on Monday evening.
Modi confidently stated that all the foreign interference attempts would end on 4 June, the day the results for India's seven-phase election are scheduled to be announced.
"They won't have the guts to say anything after 4 June. They would witness the power of India, its democracy and its voters on 4 June," Modi said during the interview.
The significant remarks come amid growing public criticism of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in the west over a range of issues, including human rights, arrest of opposition leaders accused of corruption as well as implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) among others.
Last week, India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) reacted rather sharply to the 2024 annual report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which accused India of "engaging in or tolerating particularly severe violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief".
Terming USCIRF as a "biased organisation" with a political agenda, MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal asserted that its efforts to "interfere in the largest electoral exercise in the world will never succeed".
External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar has said that western media considered itself to be a "political actor" in the Indian election process, amid a slew reports based on official leaks by western officials as well critical commentary against Prime Minister Modi in recent months.
India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar - Sputnik India, 1920, 24.04.2024
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