American fans of Narendra Damodardas Modi are eagerly waiting for his address at Madison Square Garden

American fans of Narendra Damodardas Modi are eagerly waiting for his address

American fans of Narendra Damodardas Modi are eagerly waiting for his address at Madison Square Garden. Image Courtesy – The Quint

He was not there at the time of Swami Vivekananda, has not seen Sardar Patel. But he does not want to miss the golden chance in his life to see one of the greatest leaders of India watching live, said Palak Jain, a software engineer of Atlanta, USA and one of the American fans of Narendra Damodardas Modi.

Indo American Community Federation (IACF) is organizing the program of Narendra Modi’s visit to the US. Now they are receiving hundreds of emails, phone calls, letters from people throughout the US and Canada for at least a Ticket for the coveted program for the migrated Indian. 96 per cent of the total 18,000 tickets were booked some weeks before, which were being distributed free of cost after a computerised draw.

People are still making an enquiry for tickets, also making offers of several thousand dollars to book a seat, even eager to give voluntary service or, manage the crowd to be gathered in the program on 28th September 2014. Indo American Community Federation (IACF) declared that people from around 48 States of the USA and 5 Canadian provinces would gather in the event.

A majority of the people who will gather at Madison Square are young Indian Americans. Among them, a large number of women will attend the event on behalf of Indian Americans. This remarkable information proves that Narendra Bhai Modi possesses wide popularity among the migrated Indian.

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Dr Sambhu N Banik, an influential American from Maryland of USA said that he had never seen such a craze for any Indian leader in his life in the past several decades. In the past, Dr Banik organized several public receptions for various Prime Ministers of India in Washington like Smt. Indira Gandhi, Mr P V Narasimha Rao, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee etc.

Mr Banik told that Mr Modi gained his status as a “Rockstar”. There is some amazing information observed the popularity of Modi in America. The Indian Community in Washington collected 2 USD as a donation from the people who attended the reception for Smt. Indira Gandhi in the early 80s. The total collection for the reception of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a little more than 10,000 USD. Now, for the reception of Narendra Damodardas Modi, the estimated cost is 1.5 million USD and the organizing committee of the Indian Community have raised more than 2 million USD so far.

On the last Thursday, US Federal Court for the Southern District of New York issued summons against Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi for his alleged role in communal violence in Gujarat when he was the Chief Minister of the State in the year 2002. The lawsuit was filed by American Justice Centre of New York, a non-profit Human Rights Organization and 2 “unnamed” survivors of the Gujarat violence in 2002.

An official told that heads of the delegation team of UN General Assembly will enjoy freedom in attending the event because this is a matter of treaty. He said that Heads of governments cannot be personally delivered papers of summons to proceed for further step; they should enjoy immunity while in the United States. Narendra Modi is arriving in New York on Friday on his first visit to the USA as Prime Minister of India.

Mr Anand Shah, spokesman of IACF said that almost all of the states of India will be represented at the event. He reiterated that there would be small community organisers, business owners, doctors, engineers, scientists, academicians, writers, chefs, artists, media personalities, elected officials, lawyers, the younger generation, the older generation, the traditional and the advanced people would be present in the program.

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