When PM Narendra Modi, Emmanuel Macron Met


They stood within the car, chatting and waving at individuals who lined the route.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron took half Thursday in a roadshow within the Pink Metropolis, the place the customer was introduced a duplicate of Ayodhya’s Ram temple and provided masala chai from a teashop earlier than the leaders sat down for bilateral talks.

Macron, who’s the chief visitor on the Republic Day celebrations in Delhi on January 26, additionally visited the hilltop Amber Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory and Hawa Mahal in a rigorously curated tour that ended at an iconic palace-turned-hotel.

Within the night, the 2 leaders had been pushed in an open-top car by means of a brief stretch within the coronary heart of the town, starting from Jantar Mantar, the 18th century astronomical observatory which is now a Unesco heritage web site.

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They stood within the car, chatting and waving at individuals who lined the route.

For the PM, it was the primary go to to the town after the swearing-in of Bhajanlal Sharma who took over because the Rajasthan chief minister after the BJP victory within the latest meeting polls.

PM Modi and Macron received down in entrance of the breezy Hawa Mahal. They admired the lit-up five-storey constructing with practically 1,000 home windows and ‘jharokhas’.

The 2 leaders visited a handicrafts store within the space. PM Modi, who led the consecration ceremony at Ayodhya’s new Ram Mandir this week, purchased a small duplicate of the temple for the visitor, based on the shopkeeper.

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He paid Rs 500 for the artifact — digitally, by means of UPI.

And “Sahu chaiwala”, who had arrange a short lived stall for the event, accepted Rs 2 as token cost for the masala tea provided to the leaders. Once more, the cost was digital.

The 2 leaders boarded the open-top car once more to proceed the roadshow as much as Sanganeri Gate. From there, they had been to be pushed to Rambagh Palace for dinner and the bilateral talks.

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Earlier, within the afternoon, the French delegation was acquired by Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra and Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma on the Jaipur airport.

A few hours later, PM Modi, who was on a go to to Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, additionally reached Jaipur. He met up with Macron at Jantar Mantar, the place the 2 shook fingers, hugged after which took a quick tour of the observatory.

Earlier than this assembly, Macron had already ticked off Amber Palace on his Jaipur itinerary. His delegation had headed straight from the airport to the fort, the seat of Kachhwa Rajputs earlier than Jaipur was based close by.

A crimson carpet was laid out and caparisoned elephants lined up on the fort for the French president.

Macron interacted there with a bunch of youngsters. The delegation additionally browsed by means of artifacts on show on the short-term stalls arrange close to the doorway.

S Jaishankar and Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Diya Kumari had been on the fort.

Cutouts and hoardings had been earlier put up at a number of places in Jaipur across the websites PM Modi and Macron had been set to go to.

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