The Overseas Friends of BJP (UK) is inviting interested candidates to witness and 'be a part of history' by contributing to the re-election campaign of BJP in the ensuing Lok Sabha election 2019.
This came after it was widely reported that Global Indians for Bharatiya Vikas (GIBV) headquartered in the US, will campaign across US for the rest of the six months to ensure maximum voting and help one political party secure an absolute majority in the forthcoming general elections. While the organisations did not name the party, it had reportedly worked with NRIs asking them to vote for BJP in 2014 elections. OFBJP has activated its volunteers in 25 countries to campaign for it.
The Indian diaspora that has has been considered among the most influential in decision making, has been called 'the living bridge' by the Prime Minister during his visits to the UK in 2015 and 2018.
Vijay Chauthaiwale, the head of BJP's Foreign Affairs cell reportedly said, the party would enlist the Indian diaspora platform of OFBJP massively during the 2019 campaign. In mid-December the OFBJP in UK had also conducted a workshop in London to mobilise volunteers and several such workshops are now lined up for the future.