Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressing media in Delhi on Friday. (Photo/ANI)
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressing media in Delhi on Friday. (Photo/ANI)

Accompanying Mr. Modi to Wembley was a fundamental mistake, David Cameron told Arun Jaitley

ANI | Updated: Mar 08, 2019 18:06 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 8 (ANI): “Accompanying Mr (Narendra) Modi to the Wimbley stadium was one fundamental mistake that I made,” former British Prime Minister had told Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Jaitley recalled the conversation on Friday during the launch of ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’ in New Delhi. ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’ is a book which contains selected speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Britain for the first time when David Cameron was the Prime Minister. NRIs had organised a function for him in Wembley Stadium,” Jaitley said.
“After he (Cameron) stepped down as Prime Minister, he visited India for some media conclave. Some people were invited for lunch (with Cameron). I asked him what was the one mistake that he made during his tenure as a Prime Minister,” the Union Minister said.
“He told me there was one fundamental mistake that he made. I (Jaitley) thought he will say Brexit or something else. But, he said that it (mistake) was accompanying Mr Modi to Wembley Stadium. I asked why and he said that when Modi began to speak, I felt like a stranger in my own country,” Jaitley said recalling the conversation.
Jaitley also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his abilities of ‘quick learning’ and ‘clarity of thoughts’. (ANI)

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