Praise from unexpected quarters! Tharoor lauds Obama for calling PM Modi 'India's reformer-in-chief'

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New Delhi, Apr 17: Lauding US President Barack Obama for the profile he wrote for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Time magazine, Congress leader Sahshi Tharoor termed it as a remarkable gesture.

Tharoor, Congress MP from Thiruvananthpuram and former HRD Minister, took to Twitter and wrote, "A remarkable gesture by a US President. Whatever our political differences, Indians hope @narendramodi lives up to it."

Tharoor lauds Obama for praising Modi

As Time magazine named Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the 100 most influential people in the world, US President Barack Obama wrote a profile for the India leader for the magazine.

[Obama writes PM Modi's profile in Time magazine, says he is 'India's reformer-in-chief']

In the profile titled 'India's reformer-in-chief', Obama has described Modi's life story "from poverty to Prime Minister" as one that reflects the dynamism and potential of India's rise.


"As a boy, Narendra Modi helped his father sell tea to support their family. Today, he's the leader of the world's largest democracy, and his life story-from poverty to Prime Minister-reflects the dynamism and potential of India's rise," Obama said.

"Determined to help more Indians follow in his path, he’ has laid out an ambitious vision to reduce extreme poverty, improve education, empower women and girls and unleash India's true economic potential while confronting climate change.

PM Modi too thanked Barack Obama for writing his profile in the magazine.

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