for December 11-16 Gujrat Assembly Election
Mumbai, Dec 08, 2007
Ruperinder Kaur/Gary Singh from LA
According to local media news, more than 100 NRIs (Non-Resident
Indians) from chicago, California
and New York landed in India to supporter
of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, BJP in the Assembly elections
on December 11
to 16, 2007
Last month, supporters of Modi also put full page of advertisement
in Indian news papers in US to help Modi when TEHELKA
undertook a six-month long investigation to get at the truth
of what really happened in Godhra. After Tehelka's report, more
than 16 popular organizations in US get together and made a joint
demanded for immediate dismissal of the Narendra
Ashok Parikh from New York said, "There is
no doubt that Congress, BJP and Badal Akali group have great network
in North America and UK but in the long term Indian politicians
must have to change the behavior towards the minorities.
Jayantilal Barot, General Secretary of State BJP said that NRIs
have come to support Narendra Modi on their own and we have not
invited them to come here and campaign for the party. They are
using their own means to do the needful.
Sunita Patel from LA said, there are three type of NRIs who are
- Some NRIs believe that Gujarat has developed under Modi's
leadership and he is a future of Gujarat.
- Some have their loyalty to any particular party.
- Some business entrepreneurs have their own self interest to
invest money and get benefit from politicians.
Dr. Satosh Kumari wrote that 80% of the NRIs believe:
- Indian Leaders must respect minorities and
we don't want to see again happened in
Godhra and in 1984 the killers
of 10,000 Sikhs remain unpunished . You can also see more
articles about sikhs
- We, NRIs like to see India Shinning but we
don't want to see democracy in papers only.
- It is more dangerous if politicians try to
cover up the stories.
- The NRIs, specially well known in North America
and UK who are helping politicians in India, must ask number
1-3 questions and take commitment from them.
Dr. Kumari has sent thousands email appeal to fellow NRIs that
if you help any wrong politicians in India, you will loose your
reputation as well as your integrity. Only help to honest politicians
Keep in mind, the NRI community will boycott those leaders who
does not respect minorities.