In Recognition of the Election of Narendra Modi as Chief Minister of Gujarat, Indiaby Representative Aaron Schock
Posted on 2013-01-04
in the house of representatives
Friday, January 4, 2013
Mr. SCHOCK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of the election
of Narendra Modi as third term Chief Minister of Gujarat, India.
Running on a platform of economic prosperity for all, and having two
terms of proven results behind him, Mr. Modi was elected by a diverse
coalition of voters from every religion, education level, and class of
society. His message cuts across dividing lines and highlights what
unites, rather than what divides, those he represents.
In both the United States and India, every election is an affirmation, not just of those who the people choose to elect, but of the very foundation on which our societies are built--the idea that the power of government rests with the governed. Mr. Modi understands the great responsibility entrusted to elected officials, and he has used his position to advocate for sound economic policies that have grown the economy of Gujarat at an astonishing rate over his past two terms. Businesses flock to Gujarat, creating jobs and raising the standard of living for its citizens. The successes achieved through Mr. Modi's leadership have drawn praise from his countrymen and observers abroad, as well as from the Indian Diaspora around the world.
Indian-Americans who live and work in my district in Illinois and around the United States have contributed greatly to the culture and prosperity of our country. I join with them today in congratulating Narendra Modi on his election and extending my best wishes for his third term as Chief Minister of Gujarat.