PM Modi and his Israeli counterpart Naftali Bennett shared the light moment on Tuesday during their first formal meeting in Glasgow on the sidelines of the COP26 Summit.
New Delhi: A day after Israeli PM Naftali Bennett jokingly asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join the former’s party, the Indian National Congress took a swipe at the Indian PM and said it was a “great idea”.
“Great idea from PM Bennett; first step to save India,” the Congress said on social media platform Twitter.
The ‘grand old party’ of India said it in response to a post of the video shared by the Bharatiya Janata Party on the micro-blogging platform in which one can hear Bennett heaping praises on PM Modi.
Bennett told Prime Minister Modi, “You are the most popular person in Israel.”
To that, PM Modi said, “Thank you, thank you.”
The Israeli PM further asked Modi to join his Yamina Party.
“Come and join my party,” Bennett can be heard saying, to which both leaders laughed and shook hands
PM Modi and his Israeli counterpart on Tuesday shared the light moment during their first formal meeting in Glasgow on the sidelines of the COP26 Summit.
During the Summit, both countries reviewed their bilateral ties and exchanged views over expanding cooperation in the areas of technology and innovation.
Modi and Bennett met after their brief interaction on Monday during the climate conference.
Following that meeting, Prime Minister Modi had said that the people of India deeply value the friendship with Israel.
“Enhancing friendship with Israel. Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @naftalibennett had a fruitful meeting in Glasgow. Both leaders discussed deepening various avenues of cooperation for the benefit of our citizens,” the Indian Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.
Their meeting comes shortly after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, during his recent visit to Israel in October, invited Bennett on behalf of PM Modi to visit India.
Bennett, who became the Prime Minister in June this year, is expected to visit India in 2022.