‘Modi Express’ bus launched in UK

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A ‘Modi Express’ bus has been launched by the Indian community groups in the UK  for a month-long tour around iconic landmarks here to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the country next month.The bus, which was launched on Sunday, made its first stop at Ealing Road, Wembley also known as ‘Little India’, followed by Trafalgar Square to celebrate Diwali. Mayuri Parmar of the ‘UK Welcomes Modi’ organising committee said, “We have had ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ in India, now we will have ‘Bus Pe Charcha’ in the UK.”

Over 400 community organisations have registered as ‘welcome partners’ of an Olympics style reception planned for Modi at Wembley Stadium on November 13. Lord Dolar Popat, who inaugurated the bus during a traditional coconut-breaking ceremony said, “This bus launch is yet another example of the UK and India bringing people together for a positive cause.”

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