Priti Champions Indian Diaspora

Sunetra Senior Monday 27th October 2014 12:27 EDT

Priti Patel, MP, and promoter of commercial, diplomatic and cultural ties between Britain and India in the British-Indian community, commended the contribution of Hindus and Indians to the UK during her visit to Leicester's BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir for Diwali 2014. The diaspora champion was joined by Leicester East's Conservative Prospective Parliamentary candidate, Kishan Devani and also met with some of the community's leaders and volunteers: 'Leicester always puts on a fantastic celebration for Diwali and I was delighted to be able to visit this year' stated Priti. 'Hindus and Indians in the Midlands have a rich heritage we can be proud of and have made an enormous contribution to British society (…) The Mandir in Leicester attracts Hindus from across the Midlands and I wish everyone a Happy Diwali.'

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