On Friday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen waving at a crowd outside his hotel in New York. Over there, Indian-Americans and members of the diaspora had gathered to pay a visit to him. PM Modi landed in New York moments earlier, after concluding a series of key meets in Washington, including a Quad Leaders’ summit hosted by US president Joe Biden at the White House.

The media footage showed the crowd chanting, ‘Vande Mataram’, and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. In New York, PM Modi will be addressing the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In the meeting, PM Modi will be speaking on a wide range of issues ranging from COVID-19, the need to combat terrorism, and climate crisis. In addition, the delegates are also likely to discuss the Afghanistan crisis.

The warm greeting by the people of New York portrayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity. In a recent survey assessing the popularity index of 13 world leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ranked the highest, outracing US president Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, among others.

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