New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern visits temple, relishes puri-chhole

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited a Radha Krishna Temple in Auckland last Thursday, ahead of the country’s national elections scheduled for September. 

The Prime Minister even enjoyed an Indian vegetarian meal, which included puri, chhole and daal. Ardern also participated in prayers held at the temple. 

“Some precious moments with Hon. PM of New Zealand @jacindaardern at @indiannewslink event on Aug 6, 2020. She paid a short visit to Radha Krishna Mandir and enjoyed a simple Indian vegetarian meal- Puri, Chhole and Daal,” tweeted Indian High Commissioner to New Zealand Muktesh Pardeshi.

New Zealand is set to go to polls on September 19 with Ardern ahead in the race, especially after garnering high praise for her leadership in the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.