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PM Modi set to address at Wembley Stadium,Congress attacks ‘thick skinned’ PM refusing to heed sanity

London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to woo Indian Diaspora at the Wembley Stadium in London on Friday.

Anand Sharma

Modi will address some 60,000 supporters from the Indian diaspora in Britain, which numbers 1.5 million.

Modi, paying the first visit to Britain by an Indian prime minister since 2006, is expected to receive a rapturous welcome in scenes that allies hope will reassert his authority and standing on the world stage after the blow in Bihar.

The Prime Minister will also have another round of talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron, both in London and at Chequers, besides having lunch with Queen Elizabeth II.

With artists like Jay Sean and Kanika Kapoor set to perform at the Wembley, the Indian diaspora is gearing up to witness Modi woo and enthral them during his mega rally.

Modi will also meet members of the House of Lords and Members of Parliament and attend a reception hosted by Indian High Commissioner Rajan Mathai in London.

The Prime Minister Modi is due to travel to Turkey for the G20 Summit on November 14 and will return home on November 17.

In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent remark on ‘intolerance’ in UK, the Congress party on Friday said the statement showed his characteristic ‘doublespeak and hypocrisy’ and accused him of refusing to listen to voices of sanity.

“PM Modi is responsible for tarnishing India’s image. What he spoke in London was his characteristic, doublespeak and hypocrisy…He is so thick-skinned and hidebound that he refuses to listen to voices of sanity and words of caution,” Congress leader told the media.

He said that Prime Minister Modi should make ‘serious’ amends to safeguard the pluralistic character of India instead of making wrong statements.

Alleging that intolerance was rising under NDA rule, Sharma urged Prime Minister Modi to reign in RSS and ministers of his cabinet who had made incendiary comments in the past.

Talking about Prime Minister Modi’s scheduled address to the Indian diaspora at the Wembley Stadium today, he said, “I’m sure this evening he will be melodramatic and say things which we find objectionable.”

Addressing the issue of ‘intolerance’ in India in UK, Prime Minister Modi had earlier said that India was the land of Gandhi and Buddha, and intolerance would not be tolerated at any cost.

“Any event in any corner of India – it doesn’t matter if there are even one or two incidents – we will not tolerate it and the law will deal with it strictly. It does not matter whether such an incident is significant for a country of 125 crore people. For us, every incident is serious. We will not accept anything that goes against our social values,” Prime Minister Modi had said in his statement.

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