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How long will India wait to become part of UN’s decision-making body, asks PM Modi in address to UNGA

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India is the world’s largest democracy with 18 per cent of the global population, how long do we have to wait to become a part of the UN’s decision-making process, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked in his pre-recorded video address to the United Nations General Assembly.

Still from PM Narendra Modi's pre-recorded address to UNGA

Still from PM Narendra Modi’s pre-recorded address to UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Saturday. Making a stern statement, he asked how long India has to wait to become a part of the UN’s decision-making body in a reference to the Security Council.

While reiterating that it is rare to find a population with such strong belief in the global body, PM Modi also said, the same people are worried on whether the UN’s process of conflict resolution will ever reach a logical end.

“India is the country which is the world’s largest democracy, country with the world’s 18 per cent population, a country with millions of languages and cultures,” the prime minister said in his pre-recorded video address to the UN General Assembly.

He further reminded the UN that the global body’s vision is not much different from India’s idea of “Vasudev Kutumbakam”.

Apart from mentioning Yoga Day and the International Day against non-violence, PM Narendra Modi also mentioned other contributions India has made to the world such as the International Solar Alliance and the Neighbourhood-First policy among others.

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