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Modi 'visionary global leader' with feet on ground: Parrikar

IANS  |  Panaji 

Describing as a "visionary leader" with his "feet on the ground", on Tuesday said even while rubs shoulders with world leaders, he had the humility to enquire about the coastal state's open defecation-free (ODF) status.

Speaking at a state programme here, Parrikar said: "...it is not easy to get a of that vision. I have seen him how he works... I was always his supporter only because he was doing things, but when I saw him closely, I saw what the concept of (his) vision is."

"Observe it closely. On one hand, he was delivering a speech in He was addressing an international audience, international leadership... Today his ranking is among the top three (international leaders). But his feet are on the ground," the said.

"On the one hand, he is a world and on the other hand, he also worries about ODF. I will get calls from his office, or he will write a letter or speak to me and enquire about Swachh Bharat," Parrikar further said.

Parrikar also said, that had a special corner for and that the state should make the most of it.

"He remembers Goa, as a lucky mascot or maybe for other reasons, or maybe for some other reasons. We should take advantage of that," the former said.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 16:06 IST
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