Tim Farron is a dynamic thinker and he’s utilised that effectively in his current stint as the leader of Liberal Democrats. Bringing new ideas and strategies to the table, Farron has announced that cultural diversification will be a new priority for the party going forward.
To begin with, Farron has appointed Indian-born businessman Sudhir Choudhrie as party adviser on India, in order to better grasp the UK-Indian community’s needs and concerns.
Choudhrie has a vast business network and years of priceless experience that can help the party in mapping out the scope of improvement in Britain’s foreign and business relationships with India.
Farron acknowledged the contributions of the UK-Indians to the nation by saying: “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.” Further, he has also showed his interest in coming to India this year.
Choudhrie also established the importance of UK-India collaboration, “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 Modi’s visit to the UK.’’
Farron stated that the party needs to be closer to all the people they’re going to serve and hence Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are also going to be a part of the cultural diversification bid.