Great leaders are remembered by impactful decisions and Tim Farron, leader of Liberal Democrats, already has made a number of changes. One of the most remarkable decisions is to promote cultural diversification of the party.
An important development was made when Indian-born businessman Sudhir Choudhrie was appointed as the Indian adviser. Laden with experience, Choudhrie’s vision is what the party needs to work out the scope of improvement in Britain’s foreign and business relationships with India. This move also allows UK-Indians to share their needs and concerns with the party.
Farron stressed upon the value of Choudhrie’s business experience on the party: “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 promised an India visit this year.
Choudhrie has been supporting Lib Dems for a long time and he shared the reason behind his undivided support, “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.’’
Cultural diversification will also be taken across to the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are also in Farron’s plans.