New Delhi: For the next six months, Global Indians for Bharatiya Vikas (GIBV), will campaign for a political party across the country with the aim to secure maximum votes in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. GIBV, which is headquartered in the US has not named the particular party for which it will campaign across the country. But in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, it worked with many community organizations to convince the NRIs to vote for Bhartiya Janta Party as the country was in need of the party.
In order to carry out the activities in the country regarding the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the organization has roped in an elder brother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi named Somabhai Modi. Besides this, various other academics and political leaders in the country which are in favor of BJP have ensured their support to the GIBV.
Somabhai Modi said, “I have associated myself with this organisation because I firmly believe in what they are working for. This country needs a governance by a party with the absolute majority in the Parliament. Volunteers of GIBV will travel across the country and tell people to vote in large numbers.”
On the other hand, Hasmukh Patel, an NRI from the US said that about 3,000 people from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries during the 2014 general elections visited India to promote the concept of nationalism. Patel said that we are expecting more people to reach India in order to support the country. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India, his overseas supporters have increased, added Patel.
Our news sources have reported that an office bearer of the organization was quoted as saying that this time more than 5,000 NRIs will reach India for GIBV to support the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
On Friday, while addressing the reporters in Ahmedabad, former MLA and minister Maya Kodnani and former Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Jaideep Patel presided over the event among other leaders.
“We have nothing to do with politics as an organisation. Nationalism is the dharma of every Indian and we will promote it. In the 2014 general elections, we worked to ensure 70% voting. It stood at 67%. We are happy that our efforts paid fruit,” said Anjali Pandya, general secretary of the organisation.