Narendra Modi all set to give Gujarat a global touch

Narendra Modi
Ahmedabad, Oct 22: Ahead of the assembly elections in Gujarat, Chief Minister Narendra Modi is all set to give a global touch to his state. The CM on Monday, Oct 22 will meet James Bevan, the British High Commissioner to India in Ahmedabad.

Modi's meeting with the UK envoy has been arranged just days after UK's announcement that they are looking forward to normalise their trade relation with Gujarat.

Britain and Gujarat had experienced a strained relation after 2002 riots in Gujarat in which several allegations were raised against Modi.

The British decision to resume its contact with Modi was noted in several major American media outlets.

"Being a business-friendly government official in one of the world's fastest-growing economies can erase a lot of political baggage," The Washington Post said referring to the British decision, adding that this may just be the beginning of an end to his international pariah status.

"I have asked the British High Commissioners in New Delhi to visit Gujarat and to meet the Chief Minister and other senior figures in the state," Hugo Swire, the new British Minister in charge of India, said.

"This will allow us to discuss a wide range of issues of mutual interest and to explore opportunities for closer cooperation," the statement added.

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