In an interaction with elected local body representatives in Panaji, the BJP chief said he was surprised as to why people think otherwise.
Mr Shah said a BJP worker explained the reason behind this to him. "A party worker told me that when Manmohan Singh used to go abroad, nobody knew," he said.
Comparing the impact of Dr Singh's overseas visits to that of Prime Minister Modi's, Mr Shah said that during Manmohan Singh's tenure, the world never knew whether the then Indian Prime Minister went to China, the USA or Russia. "But now when Modiji goes to China, America, Russia, France, Japan, Sri Lanka... thousands of people gather at airports to receive him and the entire world knows when the Indian PM is traveling," he said.