A day after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi called on German Ambassador Michael Steiner in the national capital, the latter indicated on Friday that his country and the European Union (EU) have ended the informal boycott of the BJP heavyweight.
In a brief media address in Delhi, Steiner said, “I have always said that we will not interfere in election campaign in Gujarat. That is exactly what we have done. And a part of it was to talk directly to Mr Modi.”
“India is a democracy. We respect the democratic institutions. We respect election results in India and have full trust in its judicial systems. Because of this we are in a new phase. And this respect from us towards India is what people of India expect from us,” the envoy said.
He, however, refused to take any question from the reporters.
Apart from Steiner, Modi had reportedly met the ambassadors of some other EU nations during his Delhi visit.