Prime Minister Theresa May get a boost as Lord Rana MBE, the most influential British Asian politician in Northern Ireland, announced that he will be joining the Conservative benches in the House of Lords….reports Asian Lite News
Lord Diljit Rana, Honorary Consul for India to Northern Ireland, said that he is impressed with the Conservative government’s approach to Northern Ireland.
“I have great confidence in Theresa May and her vision of a country that works for everyone,” Lord Rana said in a statement. “I have been very impressed by the Conservative Government’s approach to Northern Ireland and the importance it has placed on achieving the best possible outcome for the people of Northern Ireland as it prepares for Brexit, and look forward to working with the Government on this.”
Lord Rana was born at Sanghol in Punjab, India, and living in Northern Ireland since 1966. He was awarded an MBE in 1996 for services to industry and to the community and was appointed to the House of Lords in 2004 in recognition of his work in the regeneration of Belfast city centre and his efforts to encourage political dialogue in Northern Ireland. He is currently Honorary Consul for India to Northern Ireland.
Lord Rana has actively promoted business, education, political and cultural links between India and Northern Ireland, leading a series of business delegations from Northern Ireland to India. He holds honorary degrees from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, as well as the Bengal Engineering and Science University.
“The pursuit of strong ties with India is something I have worked towards over many years,” the Lord added. “I support the Government’s moves to strengthen those ties and develop new trade and business links over the years ahead. I look forward to working in support of the Government at this important time in our nation’s history.