PTI Jul 17, 2013, 09.01PM IST
NEW DELHI: In a bid to reach out to the Indian diaspora in the U.S. and Canada, BJP President Rajnath Singh will address them during his forthcoming visit to the US.
Singh, who is leaving for a five-day visit to the U.S. on July 20, will address the diaspora at a public meeting organised by Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP), U.S. chapter at TV Asia auditorium in New Jersey on July 2
“This speech shall be covered live by TV Asia, the US- based electronic channel and can be watched live by 1.5 million viewers in US, Canada and other countries,” OFBJP Convener Vijay Jolly said in a statement.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is said to be hugely popular among the Indians- including the Gujarati population- living in the U.S. and Canada has not been able to reach out to them in person due to denial of a visa by the US.
Singh will also visit Washington and deliver the key-note address on “India-Afghanistan and Regional Security” being organised by Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies and the United States India Political Action Committee.
This programme is scheduled at the historic Rayburn House Building at Capitol Hill on July 23.
Singh will meet members of the U.S. House of Representatives and interact with Republicans and Democrats during his U.S. tour. He will also interact with Indian- American business leaders.
Source : Economic Times