• search

Cameron to meet PM during his visit to India

Written by: Staff
|

London, Aug 29: Tory leader David Cameron is expected to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his tour to India next month.

His visit comes as the Conservative Party finds itself within striking distance of replacing Labour Government at the next general election with the party's rating soaring to 41 per cent against Labour's 31 per cent.

Last week, Mr Cameron met Mr Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

This week Shadow Chancellor George Osborne travels to Japan to meet Shinzo Abe, expected to be the next Japanese Prime Minister, and next week Mr Cameron and Mr Osborne will travel together to India to meet the Prime Minister.

His meeting with Dr Singh is being seen as a possible kick-start to a warm relationship with India, the kind Tories had with the country during John Major's tenure and may be a personal understanding between Mr Cameron and Dr Singh like the personal friendship that had developed between Ms Margaret Thatcher and late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Mr Cameron has further boosted his party's chances by persuading John McCain, a frontrunner in the race to be the next American President, to address the Conservatives' annual gathering in Bournemouth next month.

Mr McCain, a war hero who has emerged as a leading Republican candidate to replace President Bush, will speak on the opening day of the conference.

Mr McCain's acceptance to address the Tory conference is seen as a sign that Cameron's Conservatives are regarded abroad as candidates for power. The leadership is building contacts with overseas governments.

UNI

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more