Friday, June 18, 2021
Home News Reports Modi's overseas friends resolute to bring Modi back in 2019, lobby their network in...

Modi’s overseas friends resolute to bring Modi back in 2019, lobby their network in India

The U.S. chapter of the Overseas Friends of the BJP, which has over 4000 members, resolute to bring back Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a second term are resorting to this innovative mode of campaigning

The ardent BJP Indian-American supporters popularly known as the U.S. chapter of the overseas friends of the BJP, steadfast to get Modi re-elected in 2019, are lobbying for the BJP by campaigning over phone calls and through social media barnstorm, reports Reuters.

Since many of them cannot travel to India they are channelling their support through phone and social media campaigns to people in India.

Confident that this kind of campaign will definitely have an impact on millions of voters in India, the U.S. chapter of the Overseas Friends of the BJP, which has over 4000 members, resolute to bring back Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a second term in next year’s general election, due to be held by May, are resorting to this innovative mode of campaigning.

One of the members, named  Madhu Bellam (47), an IT consultant by profession, living in the suburbs of America, convinced that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will unlock India’s economic potential, has been trying to establish contact with over 1500 Indian voters in his hometown, Hyderabad, trying to convince them to vote for BJP in the upcoming general elections.

Bellam and other overseas BJP supporters while speaking to people in India over the phone, whose numbers were provided to him by the party, explains to them what BJP has accomplished over the years and admire Modi’s policies, including his flagship “Make in India” plan and try to convince the Indian voters by saying, “I am requesting you to vote for BJP and spread the word in the constituency.”

Vijay Chauthaiwale, the head of the BJP’s foreign affairs cell, said Modi supporters in 20 countries will be helping out in the campaign. Besides the United States, these include Britain, Canada, Australia and parts of Africa, where there are large Indian communities.

But Vijay asserted that the Indian-Americans, who number around four million, have perhaps the most influence as they are generally admired by the Indians.

The Overseas Friends of the Bharatiya Janata Party (OFBJP) is a support system of the BJP in western countries. Although it initially started in the USA and the UK, it claims to have branches in over 40 countries now. The NRI community which has been a major fundraiser for BJP’s political campaigns have always proclaimed that the “large section of Indian Diaspora across the globe has been traditionally a big supporter and sympathiser of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).”

The Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) consider the Indian Prime Minister as a flag-bearer of development and as a mascot of anti-corruption. Most of them admit that though they have no interest in the politics of BJP they appreciate the Prime Minister’s efforts in bringing “Acche Din”.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Haryana: Man burnt alive to make him ‘martyr’ against farm laws, villagers demand security from ‘farmers’ at Tikri border

As per reports, casteist slurs were hurled towards Mukesh after which he was set on fire. A video of him being set on fire has gone viral on social media where one can hear casteist abuses being thrown at him before he was set ablaze.

How a personal animosity was turned into defaming ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chant: All you need to know about Ghaziabad incident

The chronology of what all transpired in the fake 'hate crime' story where an elderly Muslim man claimed he was attacked and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

Mamata Banerjee govt recommends suspension of several accounts from Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, for criticising her: What we know

Sources indicate that Govt of West Bengal recently recommended the suspension of over 200 accounts for criticising Mamata Banerjee

The churn in Bengal BJP is normal and on expected lines. Here is why I don’t worry too much about it

Candidates don’t matter so much in Bengal, party affiliations do. The TMC proved this beyond all possible doubt in 2021.

The Wire tries to force fit a ‘hate crime’ angle in Ghaziabad incident only because victim is a Muslim

The Wire lowers its bar, goes from whitewashing Islamist terrorists to defending random 'taveez maker' from rural Uttar Pradesh

‘Based on social media narrative than evidence and chargesheet: Delhi Police files SLP after Pinjra Tod accused get bail

On 15th June, the Delhi High Court granted bail to Jamia Milia Islamia student leader Asif Iqbal Tanha, far-left ‘activists’ Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal in the Anti-Hindu Delhi riots case.

Recently Popular

Dhruv Rathee fans mark YouTuber Karolina Goswami for targeted harassment after she exposed his lies

After Karolina Goswami pointed out the factual errors and mistakes in the Dhruv Rathee video, Rathee's supporters have been harassing and abusing Goswami.

Pakistani audience go ballistic over Zee5 web series featuring Muslim girl-Indian Hindu boy love story, call it ‘haram’

The Pakistani web series features the love story between a Pakistani Muslim girl and Indian Hindu boy who have both lost their fathers to the conflict between the two nations.

Ghaziabad fake hate crime case: Unmuted video of elderly man seconds before he was beaten up released. Watch

In the video, Abdul can be heard admitting that one Intezar sent some people to him to make the 'tabeez' (occult amulet) and put them in his spell as he had some work from them.

Virtual hearing embarrassment: Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi caught attending the court proceedings without pants

Abhishek Manu Singhvi was caught attending court proceedings in boxer shorts when one of the screens accidentally fell off and showed the naked legs of the senior advocate

Twitter India MD told Delhi Police he does not know directors and owner of his company, details of his boss: Feigning ignorance or...

Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari said he does know who owns Twitter India, and which company his boss Yu Sasamoto belongs to

Delhi govt to spend Rs 9 crore to make modifications to the residence of Arvind Kejriwal, informs BJP leader

BJP leader Naveen Kr Jindal showed a Delhi govt order approving the modification of residence of Arvind Kejriwal at the cost of Rs 5 crore
- Advertisement -


Connect with us