BJP president Nitin Gadkari, who is on a six-day visit to London, started his visit on Saturday with an address to the first political convention organised by the Overseas Friends of the BJP in the UK. The Congress also has an UK presence with the Indian Overseas Congress.
Mr Gadkari, in his speech to the convention at Romford, will highlight the security scenario in South Asia. He is accompanied by former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia and BJP women’s wing president Smriti Irani.
Mr Gadkari aims to meet large number of Indian communities in the UK and will address the vexed Telengana issue at the Telangana Cultural Festival in London organised by Telangana Development Forum UK and Europe. He will visit the main gurdwara and temple in Southall. He will top it up with a visit to the Swaminarayan Temple at Neasden. He will meet the members of the Indo-British all-party parliamentary group and Indo-European business forum in one of the committee rooms in the House of Commons on Monday. He will call on British foreign secretary William Hague at the foreign office on Monday.
He will wrap up his visit on Thursday with a visit to the Lords stadium to watch India play their first cricket Test match against England. Asian Age