Liberal Democrat’s Tim Farron feels the party would do well to diversify culturally. As an important step in that direction, he has appointed Sudhir Choudhrie as Indian adviser in order to get closer to the UK-Indian community and understand their needs and concerns better.
Farron would find Sudhir’s business expertise and social connectivity complimenting his vision and plans to improve Britain’s foreign and business relationship with India.
Farron said he looks forward to work on Choudhrie’s political advice. “Sudhir has been a committed supporter of the Liberal Democrats for many years and I look forward to being able to draw on his vast business experience, unparalleled network in both the UK and India, and wise political counsel.”
“India is a key strategic partner for the United Kingdom and the British-Indian community contributes so much to our country. I am determined that the Liberal Democrats do all we can to maximize the economic, cultural and social benefit of these relationships.” Farron further stressed on the Brit-Indians’ importance to UK, adding that his task list has a visit to India lined up in 2016.
However UK-Indians aren’t the only community to benefit from Farron’s plans as he is equally focussed on reaching out to the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities of the country.
Choudhrie expressed excitement at India’s ever increasing positing in the global market, saying, “I have long believed that the Liberal Democrats best embody the internationalist and pro-enterprise values that characterise the British-Indian community. India, with its ever vibrant and expanding consumer market of over 1.2 billion people, and home to more than a quarter of the world’s millennials, is slated to emerge as the world’s third largest economy by 2030, which makes the country extremely attractive. It is thus, critical that both India and UK collaborate on a common agenda of growth and I am honoured by Tim Farron’s decision to ask me to fulfil this role, especially coinciding with Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UK.”