Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s penchant for coining new phrases, often described as “Modi-isms”, saw the term G-All debuting at the UN today.
“While we speak of an interdependent world, have we become more united as nations? Why can’t we have a G-All grouping? Why is it that despite having a wonderful platform like the UN, we still operate in various Gs with different numbers?” PM Modi wondered in his 32-minute speech in Hindi at the UN General Assembly in New York.
“The names of groupings keep changing…G-5, G-7, G-20 and so on. India too is involved in several. But how much are we able to work together as G-1 or G-All? We need a G-All the most. We need to think how to create a G-all atmosphere when the UN is about to celebrate its 70 years,” he said.
Mr Modi pressed for the expansion of the UN Security Council by 2015, saying, “We will turn 70 next year. We have to ask ourselves, do we wait till we turn 80? No. The next year can be an opportunity.”
“G-All” soon became a trending topic on social media.