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www.desitalkchicago.com – that’s all you need to know 4 June 7, 2019 COVER STORY By StaffWriter ore than a thousand Indian- Americans and Indians living abroad, crowded into the Royal Albert's Palace in Fords, N.J., to celebrate the massive re-election victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the day he was sworn-in for a second term as the leader of that country May 30. That was just one of numerous similar events held around the United States before and after Modi's swearing-in, with jubilant groups of supporters who had given time and effort into campaigning for him long distance and some by traveling to India. According to the president of the Overseas Friends of the Bharatiya Janata Party - OFBJP-USA, Krishna Reddy Anugula, not only have similar celebra- tions been held around in New Jersey but also as far south as Tampa, Florida, and Chicago, as well asWashington, D.C., and Houston. "We are also planning to hold meetings and seminars around the coun- try over the next few months and years - "New India 2022: Vision of Prime Minister Modi'," as well as victory celebrations in Los Angeles, Detroit, Boston, NewYork, and Austin, and other cities, Anugula told News India Times. At the Royal Albert's Palace event, sever- al prominent members and leading sup- porters of Prime Minister Modi abroad, began celebrations by laying flowers at the statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel that stands in the grounds of Royal Albert's Palace. In their speeches, they praised Modi's accomplishments and extended their sup- port. Apart from Anugula, the speakers included Padma Shri Dr. Sudhir Parikh, chairman of ParikhWorldwide Media and ITV Gold, Padma Shri H.R. Shah, chairman and CEO of TV Asia, Shobana Patel and Albert Jassani of Royal Albert's Palace, Dr. Ila Sukhadia, pediatrician from Staten Island, Kanubhai Patel, chairman and managing director of Amneal Pharmaceuticals, leading volunteers Ganesh Ramakrishnan and Yelloji Rao, for- mer general secretary of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh. Anugula congratulated Modi and his closest advisors and the volunteers in India and U.S., and detailed the work of the OFBJP-USA over the last few months, and its plans for the future in areas of commu- nity welfare in the U.S., as well as U.S.- India relations. Video messages were played on the screen from Union Minister of State for Home Gangapuram Kishan Reddy, as well as Gajendra Singh Shekhawat who has also been appointed head of the newly created Jal Shakti (water power) ministry in Modi's cabinet. They thanked Indians living abroad for their support and promised them that Prime Minister Modi would work to exceed their expectations. "We may be living elsewhere but India is M Gunjesh Desai/ nayaface.com Supporters of Prime Minister Modi around the U.S., rejoiced over his decisive win Attendees line up for the lamplighting ceremony at the May 30, 2019, celebrations at Royal Albert's Palace, Fords, N.J., for an event organized by the Overseas Friends of BJP to celebrate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decisive win in the general elections. ITV Gold From left, Dr. Sudha Parikh, Rajyalaxmi, Padma Shri Dr. Sudhir Parikh, chairman of Parikh Worldwide Media and ITV Gold, and businessman Hirsh Singh, candidate for the U.S. Senate from District 2, at the May 27, victory parade and celebrations for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Continued On Page 6 Victory Celebrations Krishna Reddy Anugula, president of Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party (OFBJP-USA), speaking at the victory celebrations for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, held at Royal Albert's Palace, Fords, N.J.on May 30, 2019. Padma Shri Dr. Sudhir Parikh, chairman of Parikh Worldwide Media and ITV Gold, speaking on May 30, 2019, at the victory celebrations for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, held at Royal Albert's Palance, Fords, N.J. Pramod Bhagat speaking at the victory celebrations for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, held at Royal Albert's Palance, Fords, N.J.on May 30, 2019. ITV Gold ITV Gold ITV Gold Albert Jassani of Royal Albert's Palace, speaking at the victory celebrations held May 30, 2019, for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Royal Albert's Palace, Fords, N.J. ITV Gold

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