Senior Labour politician and Leicester East MP Keith Vaz nominate Indian Prime Minister Modi for an honorary degree from Leicester University and De Montfort University….reports Asian Lite News
Mr Keith Vaz, the longest serving Member of Parliament of Asian origin, met with the UK Welcomes Modi partners the group arranging Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reception in Wembley Stadium on Friday 13th November.
Keith Vaz said: “The Modi event at Wembley is a defining moment for the British Indian community. I wish it was taking place in Leicester, which has the largest Indian community of any city outside India, but you cannot have everything! The organisers have done a terrific job and we should all help. I am happy to donate my pay rise for the month of November to help fund this event. I am so pleased that my colleagues who were there matched my pledge.
I have written to the Vice Chancellors of Leicester University and De Montfort University nominating Prime Minister Modi for an honorary degree. He deserves to be honoured in this way from the City that has such an affection for him. David Cameron has worked immensely had to improve relations between India and the UK. Although Prime Minister Modi has already visited France, the USA and Germany, he has clearly saved the best for last!”
At the event, following appeals from the organisers Keith announced that he would be donating the pay rise he receives for November to help fund the event. Three other Members of Parliament were present, Virendra Sharma, Steve Pound and Seema Malhotra, all of whom joined Keith’s commitment to donate their November pay rises to the event.