Tim Farron, a British politician and leader of the Liberal Democrats, has appointed Indian-born entrepreneur Sudhir Choudhrie as his advisor on India.
Appreciating Sudhir Choudhrie’s networking competence, Farron commented, “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.”
His role as an advisor will entail helping the party strengthen its relationship with the British-Indian community as well as coming up with ideas to improve Britain’s business and foreign relationships with India. In addition to this, he will also act as the medium to communicate UK-Indian’s needs and concerns to Farron.
According to Farron, however, the party will also take initiatives to reach out to the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in order to better understand the people it will be serving.
Expressing his happiness over appointment, 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 worlds millennials, is slated to emerge as the worlds 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.”
Farron also has plans of visiting India in 2016.