NEW YORK (TIP): Namo victory virus seems to have gripped a large number of Indian Americans in New York. Various groups claiming political affinity with BJP or a personal relationship with Narendra Modi , as also those who have had no truck with either BJP or Narendra Modi are found to be celebrating Modi’s victory.
There is a widespread feeling bordering belief that India will get a facelift under Modi. Having said that, let us see how Namo’s victory has been celebrated in New York. Of the many celebrations, one is particularly noteworthy.
It was held by the community at Hindu Temple in Flushing where a large number of people, around 1000 by liberal estimates, gathered on invitation from the Gujarat Foundation, India First Alliance, Friends of Namo New York, Gujarat Samaj of New York and the Jackson Heights Merchants’ Association.
Purshottam Rupala, BJP National Vice President and Member of Rajya Sabha, and Rameshwar Prasad Chaurasia, one of the national secretaries of the BJP, were the star speakers In their address, both Rupala and Chaurasia lauded Modi for his abilities and noted that India is moving forward in a positive direction under his leadership.
Organizers recognized prominent members of the community. Many community speakers were also invited to address the audience briefly. Chaurasia said Modi showed how a strong leader projects strength of a nation when he invited all SAARC heads to his swearing in and they fell over each other to attend. Other highlights included dance performances by Prashant Shah and a dinner.
Guests were also given a packet of Modi Magic, a special snack prepared by Rajbhog Sweets to celebrate Modi’s epic win, an organizer said.