PM Narendara Modi News: One news site has noted that “Barack Obama has nothing on this guy,” and it seems that in terms of appeal and ability to pull a crowd even outside of India, Prime Minister Narendar Modi is nearing celebrity status.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, more than 16,000 members of the Indian diaspora will be at the Allphones Arena at Olympic Park to greet Mr.
Modi and hear him speak.
It’s expected that about 5,000 more will be watching the evening event on the big screen outisde of the dome.
Not everyone that will be in the area is a fan of though.
News.com.au wrote that there would also be a peaceful protest outside the Allphones Arena on Monday night, with 500 members of the Sikh community and other religious minorities attending, fearing that Mr.
Modi will not be tolerant of non-Hindus, as he maybe intent in turning India into a Hindu nation.
Modi si the first Indian leader to visit Australia in 28 years and the “federal government has rolled out the red carpet to ensure his visit doesn’t go unnoticed,” News.com.au reported.
The relationship between India and Australia has been tense as of late, with attacks on Indian students in Melbourne and bilateral sliding furthering the rift.
The Abott Administration, however, saw an opportunity when the 64-year-old former tea vendor and staunched pro-business politican was elected into office.
“Mr Abbott wants to reignite Australian investment in India and show Mr Modi that Australia has what it takes to drive infrastructure projects and provide energy for his enormous country,” News.com.au reported.
The Indian prime minister is on the second leg of his Australian tour.
He was on Brisbane Sunday and met with the Indian community.
“During the unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue and his address at the civic reception hosted by Premier of Queensland & Lord Mayor of Brisbane, people turned up in large numbers to show their support for the Indian Prime Minister,” according to NarendraModi.IN.