India has no reason to remain poor: Modi

London, Nov 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said there is no for youthful nation like India to remain poor.

“India has no reason to remain poor. I can say that after my experience during the last 18 months,” Modi said in his much-awaited address to 60,000 wildly cheering British Indians at the iconic Wembley Stadium here.

“Such a youthful nation like India cannot lag behind in development,” said Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Britain.

“A country which has the power of youth cannot be stopped,” he said.

Earlier, Cameron and his wife Samantha, dressed in a sari, welcomed Modi as he arrived at Wembley Stadium.

After Modi met with organisers of the much-hyped event, the two leaders interacted with a group of school children of Indian-origin who had performed in the cultural extravaganza that preceded Modi’s speech.

Britain is home to a 1.5 million-strong Indian diaspora.

–Indo-Asian News service


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