The event comes in the backdrop of the Indian government clearing a proposal to amend the country's electoral law to allow overseas Indians to vote in elections through their proxies.
Chandrakant Patel, a former OFBJP (US) president and Tampa resident, welcomed the decision by the union cabinet on Wednesday. "This is great news for NRIs (non-resident Indians)," Mr Patel told the audience. "India today is being recognised in the global arena. Even the Indian diaspora is feeling very proud and positive," he said.
Mr Shah asked Indian-Americans to be a part of a 'telethon', which OFBJP is planning before each of the upcoming polls. "We will give you 10 to 15 (phone) numbers of people in India. You call them and ask them to vote for Modi sarkar. This is what we did three years ago... When someone calls from America, it makes a big impact on the people of India," he said.