Mysuru: Not just fans of the BJP in India, but also non-resident Indians ( NRIs), who are huge admirers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi abroad, are celebrating the party's victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
Some NRI fans of Mr Modi in Muscat, Oman, even took off from work to watch TV for updates on the results and organised a celebration to mark the BJP's victory on Friday.
When asked about the Modi wave among NRIs, a biomedical engineer and social worker, Manu Krishna Nair from Muscat, Oman said, "Thirty per cent of the people in Muscat are foreigners, and 90 per cent of them are Indians. When Mr Modi visited Muscat last year, 25,000 people gathered to receive him and 5,000 NRIs, including me, participated in the Pravasi Bharatiya divas in India. We NRIs contribute funds for holding programmes like Yoga Day outside India, but although over 250 of us were invited for a meeting with the BJP before the elections, the party did not ask for any money from us, but only for our help in doing the groundwork for this poll. We are always connected to PM Modi through apps."
As for Mr Modi's popularity among NRIs, he explained, "He is more concerned about patriotism and protection of Indian culture. Even on Thursday he referred to the Bhagavad Gita and Lord Krishna.”...