Modi Explains Bihar Model in Sierra Leone

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Free Town, Sierra Leone: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday met with Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma and talked about the Bihar model of development that, he said, could be applied to Sierra Leone as well.

Speaking at the 'Sierra Leone Conference on Development and Transformation' in Free Town, the capital of Sierra Leone, Modi said that both Bihar and the host nation had many things in common, including a long history of poor governance and decline of law and order.

"When our government came in power, the state was on a perpetual economic decline and the crime situation was at its worse. We formulated a two-pronged policy to take these two issues head on and after six years, Bihar is well on its way to progress, peace, and prosperity," the Deputy Chief Minister said to a crowd of over 400 people.

Modi said that the people of Bihar, for decades, yearned for changes and today the people of Sierra Leone also dream of a stable and progressive government.

"With a strong will and razor-sharp focus, we can fulfill this dream and so can you," he said amidst standing ovation by the delegates.

Later, Modi attended a dinner party hosted by the local Indian community made up of over 700 families.

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