Ahead of polls, NZ Premier visits temple in Auckland

Jacinda Ardern will be the next prime minister of New Zealand. Ardern, who has led the Labour Party for less than three months, spoke at a press conference Thursday at Parliament in Wellington after a coalition government was formed.

Wellington, Aug 9 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who recently launched her campaign for the upcoming elections in September, was seen visiting a Radha Krishna Temple in Auckland.

The 40-year-old Premier was seen removing her shoes before entering the temple where she participated in an ‘aarti’, media reports said.

Indian envoy to New Zealand, Muktesh Pardeshi, who was also present at the temple, tweeted, “Some precious moments with the Honourable 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 mealm — Puri, Chhole and Daal.”

New Zealand is set to go to the polls on September 19.

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