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Intense Diplomacy at G20 Summit Punctuates PM Modi’s Hectic Campaign Schedule

PM Narendra Modi will return from the trip to Argentina on December 3 and will immediately resume campaigning in Rajasthan and Telangana.

Amitabh Sinha | News18

Updated:November 29, 2018, 8:21 AM IST
Intense Diplomacy at G20 Summit Punctuates PM Modi’s Hectic Campaign Schedule
PM Narendra Modi leaves for Argentina on Wednesday night. (@PMOIndia/Twitter)
New Delhi: The hectic campaign for Assembly elections in five states has not stopped Prime Minister Narendra Modi from keeping a busy schedule on the diplomatic front.

After visiting Singapore and Maldives during the Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh campaigns, the PM will be travelling to Argentina to attend the G20 summit in the midst of campaigning for Rajasthan and Telangana elections.

Beginning with Mizoram on November 23, the Prime Minister has hit the campaign trail almost every day. A day before his departure, Modi addressed two election rallies in Rajasthan in a span of seven hours. Barely 90 minutes after landing back in Delhi, he left for Argentina.

The journey from Delhi to Buenos Aires involves two legs of nearly 12-hour duration each, with a short technical halt in Cape Town, South Africa. The total travel time to Buenos Aires is 25 hours, and consequently, the to and fro trips will involve a combined journey time of nearly 50 hours.

In between these two trips, the Prime Minister will be in Buenos Aires for just over 50 hours. This time period includes two nights.

In the space of these 50 hours, the Prime Minister has over 25 scheduled engagements. These include the various sessions of the G20 Summit, meetings on the side, including the BRICS informal meeting, and bilateral meetings with various world leaders.

Besides these scheduled engagements, the Prime Minister may engage informally with other leaders as well. An important item on his itinerary is to attend and address a ‘Yoga for Peace’ event in Buenos Aires.

The Prime Minister will return to India in the wee hours of December 3, only to take off again within 12 hours to resume campaigning in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur and Telangana’s Hyderabad for the next two days.
| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
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