PM fought back pressure on where to buy oil from: EAM S Jaishankar | India News

NEW DELHI: Minister of Foreign Affairs S Jaishankar on Saturday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not give in to the pressure amid soaring oil prices and advised that India must do what is best for the country and if pressure comes, face it.
“Due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, gasoline prices doubled. We were pressured to buy oil from but PM Modi and the government is of the opinion that we have to do what’s best for our country and if pressure comes we have to face it.” Jaishankar spoken in Vadodara of Gujarat.
During the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Jaishankar said Prime Minister Modi called both of them President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy cease fire for a while so we can safely evacuate our students.
It should be noted that India has repeatedly called on both Russia and Ukraine to end the war and opt for dialogue and diplomacy.
Earlier the same day, Jaishankar visited Laxmi Vilas Palace in Gujarat and said he was “privileged” to see the Raja Ravi Verma painting collection along with 52 foreign ambassadors and high commissioners.
“Nice to have joined 52 Ambassadors and High Commissioners to visit Laxmi Vilas Palace. It was a special privilege to see Raja Ravi Verma’s painting collection with them,” Jaishankar tweeted on Saturday.
After meeting with delegates and ambassadors of several countries, Jashankar said, “It is proud that we have come here together with officials of different countries. Navratri carnival is going on, they will spend all day enjoying the carnival. They are excited to see the development here. Jaishankar also took to Twitter and said that he looks forward to participating in tonight’s celebration.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs is in Gujarat for Navratri celebrations. Today marks the sixth day of Navratri and devotees across the country will worship Goddess Katyayani, the sixth incarnation of Maa Durga.
Also known as Mahishasurmardini, Maa Katyayani killed the demon Mahishasura. She is considered one of the most violent forms of Maa Durga. She has four arms and rides a lion.
Earlier today, the morning artist was performing at the famous Chhatarpur Temple in Delhi on the fifth day of Navratri. Priests chant mantras and holy songs are played in the temple grounds. Every day of Navratri has the manifestation of the goddess.
In their prayers, they ask the goddess for grace to have a prosperous, happy and fulfilling life. For the next nine days, devotees offer their prayers to Goddess Durga and observe fasts.
The Navratri festival celebrates the defeat of the demon Mahishasura and the victory of good over evil. The 10th day of Sharad Navratri is celebrated as Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami. This year, Navratri started on September 26 and will end on October 5.


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