Modi to video-address Indian diaspora

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 08, 2013 17:52 hrs

Ahmedabad, Mar 8 (IBNS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will address the Indian diaspora in USA and Canada on Sunday.

According to the website of Modi, the Overseas Friends of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hailed the Gujarat Chief Minister as the most popular leader who is decisive, fearless and visionary who provided all-round development of Gujarat.

It said Modi will address the Indian Diaspora in a community outreach programme via LIVE video conferencing, organized by Overseas Friends of BJP in Chicago & New Jersey. The event will be watched live across USA & Canada on TV Asia.

Recently the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has cancelled an address by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi via video conferencing following an outrage by a group of professors and students over the Indian leader´s political past.

The organisers said in a statement that while they stood by the decision to invite Modi, adverse reactions from among the stakeholders involved had prompted the decision.

Modi had been chosen to deliver a keynote address via video conferencing at the Wharton´s "India Economic Forum", the annual student-run conference hosted by the Wharton School.

The school´s website had featured Modi along with Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and industrialists like Gautam Adani.

However, a group of Wharton´s professors and students wrote a strongly-worded letter saying they were outraged to learn that Modi had been invited as a speaker.

Recently Modi addressed the students at the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in New Delhi sparking some controversy as well and a few protests.

The students of the college conducted an internal poll and selected Modi as the speaker at the event.

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