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LS polls 2019: UK units of BJP, Congress organise bike, car rallies

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With elections inching closer, the overseas wing of the and parties are actively garnering support from the Indian diaspora with rallies across the UK.

Both Indian Overseas and the Overseas Friends of the BJP are set to organise car and motorbike rallies across the UK on Saturday.

European racing champion Advait Devadhar will also take part in BJP's car and bike rallies. The BJP has already organised motorcycle rally earlier this week.

According to BJP schedule, will take place in places including in Glasgow, and central on Saturday at 12 noon(local time) while a "mob," event will take place in the first week of April for central

will hold a from 9 am on Saturday. The rally will start from the located at the and pass through areas such as Southall, and

of Overseas Congress in London, Varendra Vashisht, organizer of the told ANI that the campaign to mobilize the support of Indian living abroad for the elections is being accelerated with the

"In the coming days, such programs will be organized in many more cities. The Congress has tried to bring about the support of 5,000 NRIs (Non-resident Indian and person of Indian origin) in the party's campaign in and We have asked them to visit to vote for us as it is important for the future of and to save and strengthen democracy," he said.

The Congress has been very active in case of publicity among the NRI community.

In the last two years, Congress has travelled from to and addressed diaspora there . The Congress had organized a program in in February, to seek suggestions from the NRI community, for the party's manifesto for the elections.

The Overseas Congress has been actively participating in various events organised in different parts of the world where a large number of Indian nationals reside.

The Overseas BJP has been campaigning strongly in support of

Earlier, programmes like Bike Rally, Namo-T etc were organised in London.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 08:07 IST