Tim Farron, recently elected leader of the Lib Dems, has revealed that cultural diversity will be the top priority of his party. He made the first step towards this notion by appointing Indian businessman tycoon Sudhir Choudhrie as his Adviser on India.
He believes no other candidate could be better for this job than Choudhrie as he has close ties in both the countries and this will help the party to strengthen relationships with the British-Indian community. Choudhrie has good understanding of the needs and concerns of the UK-Indians and can aid Farron in getting closer to the community. He can also help in improving Britain’s business relationships with India.
On being chosen for this duty, Choudhrie said, “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 critical that both India and UK collaborate on a common agenda of growth and I am honoured by Tim Farrons decision to ask me to fulfil this role, especially coinciding with Prime Minister Modis visit to the UK.”
Here’s what Tim Farron said about Choudhrie, “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 maximise the economic, cultural and social benefit of these relationships 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.”
In an attempt to increase the diversity of the party, Tim Farron said that the party should stress on getting closer to the Black, Asian, and Minority ethnic (BAME) communities, in order to serve them the best.
He also expressed his desire of visiting India this year.