A 'Modi Express' to Run in London This November

Buses called Modi Express have been launched by the organisers to help people commute to and from the stadium.

London: The nearly 90,000 people who would be at London's Wembley Stadium on November 13 to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech are likely to get a return gift. The 400 and more groups and expats, who have come together to organise the event, are working overtime to ensure the event is as grand as it can be.

"We also want to give people coming there a little gift or two which they can go back with. It is not just about speech. We want to make this as memorable," said Nat Puri, head of UK Welcomes Modi Group.

PM Modi will be on a three-day visit to the UK between November 11 and 13. Ahead of his speech on 'Two Great Nations, One Glorious Future' at Wembley Stadium, PM Modi is likely to be given an 'Olympic style' reception.

Among those financing the events include senior party leaders from both the Conservatives and the Labour party in the UK, even MPs from the British Parliament.

"I will be donating my pay rise for the month of November towards the Modi event," said Keith Vaz, Labour MP in the British Parliament.

Buses called Modi Express have been launched by the organisers to help people commute to and from the stadium. The coaches will run videos with audio kits focussing achievements of PM Modi. The number of registrations so far for the Wembley Stadium speech is 60,000 and counting.

"I think more than 15000 people are coming from outside London. That will mean a lot of such buses," said Nitin Palan, MD of Golden Tours in London.

The Wembley Stadium is the second largest stadium in Europe. When PM Modi arrives, artists from all over will perform at a grand opening ceremony. When he leaves, London will see fireworks like never before.

All the welcome won't be with a big smile though. Some groups have planned protests against what they call as an anti-minority community approach by the PM.