Wellington. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced not to contest the Prime Ministerial election again this year and will resign from the post of Prime Minister and Leader of the Labor Party in the coming February. Jacinda’s term as Prime Minister is going to end on February 7. General elections will be held in New Zealand on 14 October this year. Caucus voting will be held within three days to elect a new leader, according to an official statement. Jacinda said, after discharging the role of the top leadership for five and a half years, I have decided that she will not contest for another term. Being the Prime Minister has been the biggest honor of my life.
What did Jairam Ramesh say about the Prime Minister of New Zealand?
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Thursday lauded New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who announced her decision to quit, and said more people like her are needed in Indian politics. In fact, Ardern announced today that she was leaving her post and February 7 would be her last day in office as prime minister. She said that there will be general elections in the country on October 14 and till then she will work as an MP.
Legendary cricket commentator, Vijay Merchant once said about retiring at the peak of his career: Go when people ask why is he going instead of why isn’t he going. Kiwi PM, Jacinda Ardern has just said she is quitting following Merchant’s maxim. Indian politics needs more like her
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) January 19, 2023
Jairam Ramesh’s tweet
Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh tweeted, veteran cricket commentator Vijay Merchant once said about retirement during the peak of his career, go when people say why, not when people ask Why is it not going? Following Merchant’s statement, New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern said she was stepping down. There is more need of people like him in Indian politics, the Congress leader said.
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