Modi to open Indian-origin lawmakers meet in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the conference of parliamentarians of Indian origin (PIOs) from 23 countries here on January 9, said the Hindustan Times.

Over 140 members of parliament and mayors will attend the meet at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra at Chanakyapuri, Dnyaneshwar M Mulay, secretary in charge of overseas Indian affairs, said. He said invitations were sent to 30 countries after getting feedback on diaspora presence there from various Indian missions and “23 had confirmed their participation”.

“A total of 141 public representatives from these countries are scheduled to participate. 124 MPs from the UK, Canada, Fiji, Kenya, Mauritius, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and other countries are slated to take part,” he said, adding that 17 mayors from US, Malaysia, Switzerland, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago were scheduled to join the day-long event.

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