Watch: When Australian PM met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

“It is long overdue for an Indian Prime Minister to address this Parliament. But I am personally delighted that this omission is at last corrected. It is feeling that in the house of our democracy we should be addressed by the leader of the world’s largest democracy.

There is so much that we can learn from a Prime Minister who must try to reach some 830 million voters and whose mastery of electioneering has meant that in India’s recent election, he was literally been to dozens of different rallies simultaneously all around the country.

Prime Minister Modi is the first in the decades with an absolute majority in the lower house the Lok Sabha because he indued his fellow citizens with the show of hope that tomorrow can be better than today.

He gave credit to India’s success to those who really deserved it. He told voters that their country belonged to them, not their rulers or to their officials and even here in Australia, the Modi campaign and victory inspired hope, because of Australians to believe in work, family and community.

In doing things for love not just for money and living our ideals. If I may say so, he has made the Indian bureaucracy perform as Prime Minister Modi did in Gujarat. By the end of next year, we will have a free trade deal with what is potentially the world’s largest market.

Now I want to make this declaration here in this parliament. There are two can do Prime Minister’s in the chamber today and we will make it happen.

I have never seen any leader as rapturously received in this country as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been,” he spoke highly of Narendra Modi.