India on track to become leading economy of world under PM Modi leadership: Britain MP Blackman

United Kingdom MP: United Kingdom MP Bob Blackman expressed his views on UK-India relations and said that UK government regards India as strong ally and very good friend. He further said that India is doing fabulous under the regime of Modi government. The economy of India has transformed and the country is on track to becoming the leading economy of the world under the rule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In an interview to ANI, Blackman said India and the Britain have an agreement on defence, security and other matters and that demonstrates the goodwill between the two countries.

“We are two countries with a shared past and tremendous future ahead of us and we are at the moment negotiating what could be an incredible free trade deal, which would benefit India and the United Kingdom. So, anything that disrupts that is extremely regrettable, particularly when it’s with our foundation.”

Since the 2010 General Election, Bob Blackman has served as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Harrow East. He served as a member of the Greater London Assembly (GLA) for Brent and Harrow for four years after deposing the Labour Leader in June 2004.

According to Blackman’s website, he was also a Councillor for the Preston Ward in Brent for 24 years, serving as leader of the Brent Conservatives from 1990 to 2010, before stepping down to run as the Conservative candidate for Harrow East.

Recalling Narendra Modi’s tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat, he stated that while in office, the PM transformed the state into India’s economic powerhouse and has now transformed the country.

“The Indian government have done a remarkable job under Narendra Modi of transforming the economy in India, leading India to become the fifth biggest economy now in the world, on track to become the leading economy in the world, by the way, it is going and the most populous country in the world. We also have to celebrate India is the biggest democracy in the world where the government can be replaced if that’s what the people decide.”

He said, “From that perspective, it’s very important that we build the friendship, we build the relationship between the two countries and we do so because obviously, India has the G20 role this year.”

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