london sources stated that british prime minister Boris Johnson has made a pledge to partner with prime minister narendra modi on his mission to build a new india, as he and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds visited a famous hindu temple in london to woo indian diaspora votes ahead of Thursday's General Election. Meanwhile dressed in a bright pink silk sari, 31 year old conservationist Ms Symonds made her first official campaign tour on saturday with 55 year old Boris Johnson at one of the UK's most famous temples Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, north-west London.
Reportedly prime minister Johnson vowed to partner with his indian counterpart prime minister narendra modi on his mission to build a new India. Mr Johnson said, whose ruling Conservative Party is currently leading in opinion polls over the Opposition Labour Party "I know prime minister modi is building a new India. And, we in the UK government will support him fully in his endeavour". Perhaps in an indirect reference to Labour's perceived anti-India stance over the issue of kashmir, he noted: "There can be no place for racism or anti-India sentiment of any kind in this country".
A tilak and garland sporting "Boris Johnson british indians have played a vital role in helping the Conservatives win elections in the past. When I told Narendra bhai [Modi] this, he just laughed and said indians are always on the winning side". Moreover in reference to the temple, he said, "This temple is one of the greatest gift that the hindu community has given to our country. It is brought to life by the amazing community spirit that inhabits it. You are giving back to our society through the great charitable work that you do. london and the UK are lucky to have you". Apparently the event, also attended by UK home secretary Priti patel, marked the celebrations for what would have been the 98th birthday of guru Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the president of the Swaminarayan Sanstha.