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Indian diaspora members cheer Narendra Modi

New Delhi: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was Thursday mobbed by enthusiastic Indian diaspora members as they crowded around him, tried to get themselves photographed with him while many placed silk scarves around his
IANS January 09, 2014 17:02 IST
IANS
New Delhi: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was Thursday mobbed by enthusiastic Indian diaspora members as they crowded around him, tried to get themselves photographed with him while many placed silk scarves around his shoulder.

Delegates at the 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the largest gathering of Indian diaspora in the world, including many from Gujarat, hung on to each word of Modi's speech at the meet and applauded him lustily.

The hall at Vigyan Bhavan was crowded with many people standing along the aisles to hear the Gujarat chief minister who has been named by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as its prime ministerial candidate for the general elections due in a few months.

His speech at a session on Investment Opportunities in States, in which he took a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, had the audience clapping loudly and laughing in agreement.

Modi said the prime minister's statement to the diaspora Wednesday that there is no need to despair and good times lie ahead would certainly come true in the next few months - in and after the general elections.