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Christian council congratulates Narendra Modi

The council said that Modi's election as a prime minister is a welcome step in the long process of India's social reform.

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The All India Christian Council (AICC) has congratulated Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on his massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections, hoping that he would take India forward.

“Narendra Modi's campaign on development was the right one. This was the main issue Indians were concerned about in 2014. This is one issue where all Indians are agreed regardless of their religious and caste background,” AICC said in a statement.

The new young India with over a 100 million new voters belonging to all castes and religions have voted for Modi's promise to deliver jobs, opportunities and deal with the stagnant economic condition across the nation, it said, adding that inflation and price rise had demoralized people in urban and rural areas.

Referring to Modi’s backward caste origins, the council said that the election of India’s first OBC Prime Minister is a welcome step in the long process of India's social reform.

“The Christian community expects Modi and his government to take the community and other minorities along to make India truly inclusive in the great task of nation building,” the statement stated.

It said that the community also expected the new prime minister and his cabinet to keep extremist forces at bay and hoped that there will be an end to the anti-Christian violence in different states.

Source: press statement

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