Narendra Modi is in Brisbane, Australia for a crucial G20 Summit and the second lap of his foreign tour after Myanmar. However, he sat in discussion with G20 members. It was no polling pitch when he cleared all doubts about the present government's stance on black money recovery from foreign bank accounts.
He said,"repatriation of black money was a key priority for the government". Further, he called for "close coordination" on achieving that objective at a meeting of the five-nation BRICS group, just hours ahead of the G20 summit in Brisbane in Australia.
Here is how the day unfurls:
2:00 pm: PM conveyed his condolences to Canadian PM about attack on Canada Parliament. There was a receptivity by both countries on issue of terrorism:MEA on PM's meeting with France Prez & Canada PM
1:30 pm: Repatriation was key priority for his Government
1:00 pm: PM talked of next generation infrastructure that is climate resistant infrastructure & clean energy. PM emphasized a lot on need for close coordination to address issue of unaccounted money
12:30 pm: PM said there was a need to give a message to revive global economic confidence and boost job creation
12:00: PM said there was a need for positive, political and economic environment to achieve our goal
11:30 am: Australian PM Tony Abbott opens discussion stating the govts can deliver
10:50 am: Narendra Modi arrives at G-20 Summit
9:50 am: World leaders arrive at Queenslands Parliament for the G-20 Summit
9:45 am: Globally, reforms are handicapped with perception of being govt programs, a burden on the people, this needs to change. Reforms should lead to simplification of processes & processes of governance must be reformed.
9:40 am: Reform is bound to face resistance, must be insulated from political pressures - PM Modi to G20
9:38 am: Reform has to be driven by the people....cannot be by stealth: PM Modi to G20 on Reform processes.
9:30 am: Reform must be People-centric & People-driven - PM Modi to G-20
9:00 am: We should focus on next generation infrastructure: PM Modi during meeting with BRICS leaders
8:30 am: MEA: Bringing back black money stacked in foreign banks is our priority - PM Modi during meeting with BRICS leaders
8:00 am: MEA: Unaccounted money abroad is also linked to security challenges - PM Modi ahead of G-20 Summit in Brisbane
7:30 am: MEA: PM Modi calls for "close coordination on unaccounted money kept abroad" at BRICS meet ahead of G-20
7:00 am: MEA: Repatriation of unaccounted money kept abroad is a key priority for us-PM Modi to BRICS ahead of G-20 Summit
6:00 am: PM Narendra Modi arrives for the G20 summit in Brisbane (Australia)