PM Modi visits MCG, takes Selfie with Tony

Canberra, Nov 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up his Australia tour after holding bilateral talks with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott and spending quality time with him at Melbourne Cricket Ground with wonderful reception today. He will leave for Fiji in the night for a day-long visit to conclude his 10-day three-nation tour.

Modi, the first Indian PM to address the Austalian parliament, impressed all the members with his open speech. He took selfie with Tony Abbot as good rememberance while thanking people of Australia for the warm reception in the country. "With my friend @TonyAbbottMHR at the MCG", Modi tweeted.

"Thank you Australia! Past few days have been excellent. Sharing some photos from this memorable visit", Modi added.

PM Modi hailed the beauty of democracy which had enabled him to meet both the ruling and opposition leaders at a private dinner hosted here by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott.

"It's the beauty of democracy. The leaders of ruling and opposition parties are here- PM Modi at the dinner hosted by PM Abbot at the MCG," tweeted the Prime Minister's Office.

He also recalled Abbott's visit to India in September as the first international guest after the NDA Government came to power in May.

"PM Abbott came to India in September. He was the first guest after we formed the government. People asked me isn't it too soon to visit Australia after @TonyAbbottMHR just visited. I said I can't say no to my friend Tony," the PMO's twitter account quoted him, as saying.

Modi visited iconic MCG Ground, poses for photographs with supporters and ground officials.

He also thanked his Australian counterpart Tony for the dinner at Melbourne Cricket Ground. "Thank you @TonyAbbottMHR for the wonderful dinner at @MCG. Enjoyed being at this iconic ground", he posted.

Modi also gifted an Indian "Skippers" Memento for Australia while at the MCG. The memento was signed by World Cup winning captains and the PM. He also posed with Australian

Prime Minister Abbott, cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, VVS Laxman, Allan Border, Stuart Clarke and the 2015 cricket World Cup trophy at MCG.

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