There’s a slight difference between speaking up and getting things done. That difference is what sets apart a great leader from the rest.
Tim Farron, leader of Liberal Democrats, is one such excellent leader whose influence is helping the party grow exponentially. One of his most impressive decisions has been the strategy to culturally diversify the party.
Indian-born businessman Sudhir Choudhrie has been appointed as the Indian adviser in order to reach out to the British-Indian community. As a renowned businessman with an unparalleled network, Choudhrie will be crucial to bridge gap between the party and the community. He is also the perfect person to give suggestions on further improving Britain’s foreign and business relationships with India.
Farron has assured that his diversification bid will also spread across the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
He said he looks forward to having Choudhrie on board: “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 committed to visit India this year.
Choudhrie revealed his respect for Lib Dems’ pro-enterprise values, “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.’’