Modi in UK: London Diary

London Eye was lit with the Tricolour on Thursday evening as a special gesture. The Royal Air Force also did a flypast in honour of the visiting PM.

By: Express News Service | London | Updated: November 13, 2015 12:26:26 pm

With Compliments

British PM David Cameron got an interesting compliment from his Indian counterpart. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told him that since Parliament was not in session, Cameron looked “relieved and relaxed”. Later, he also told him that “you owe me royalty for an election slogan”. Cameron had used the slogan “Ab ki baar, Cameron sarkar” in a bid to woo the Indian community in UK.

Protests, Roadblocks

London’s Parliament Square was blocked in the middle of the afternoon, as protesters were seen holding placards and shouting slogans while the two PMs were meeting at 10, Downing Street. While it was a peaceful march, their voices were loud enough to be heard. However, many tourists were heard complaining about the roads being closed down, since the area is London’s main tourist spot — it houses the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Parliament and other such historic buildings.

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Writing In The Sky

London Eye was lit with the Tricolour on Thursday evening as a special gesture. The Royal Air Force also did a flypast in honour of the visiting PM. Officials in the Indian High Commission were quick to point out that such gestures were missing during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit.

Remembering Nehru

The Congress can seek some comfort — Modi remembered former PM Jawaharlal Nehru and Manmohan Singh as having gone through the institutions of UK.

 

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