The 2019 Election campaign is in full swing and how can it not touch NRIs? Ours is the largest diaspora from any country in the world and being world’s largest democracy, it is only natural that its vibrancy is being felt globally.
In Australia, Narendra Modi enjoys an unparallel support and fanfare which was visible during his visit in 2014 visit when over 17000 Indians converged to witness his historic speech in All Phones Arena.The support has only increased after that event.
From taking #MainbhiChowkidar pledge at iconic Opera House in Sydney and world famous MCG to organising car rally in a city like Perth, Overseas Friends of BJP Australia has already organised almost 30 different events in support of the prime minister and the target is to reach 100 “Meetups for Modi” by the last phase. Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale who heads the foreign cell of BJP and who is also incharge of OFBJP has been continuously guiding Australian campaign along with other counterparts under @NRI4NAMO.
What is resonating with Australian diaspora is policy like Ayushman Bharat which has a lot of similarities to Medicare in Australia which aims to provide the best medical facilities to all of its citizens irrespective of their financial conditions. Australia also has a very smooth functioning GST tax system which provides an environment for ease of doing business as well as a strong economy. The NRI community is also impressed by the way Narendra Modiji has tackled the menace of terrorism and how he has uplifted the image of brand India. Today India is a topic of great interest across all spectrum in Australia.
The passion and enthusiasm that I can see in Indian Australian community and infact all Indians, I can only conclude one thing – If 2014 was a Modi wave, 2019 will be a Modi Tsunami that will surprise even the strongest supporters and shock the opponents.
By Jay Shah – OFBJP Australia
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