Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is set to address people from various nationalities and backgrounds through his “Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath” live event on Wednesday.
The event, which will be held at the iconic Central Hall Westminister, is expected to be attended by more than 2,000 people and the no-holds-barred interaction will begin at 9 pm IST. While Modi will answer questions sourced from Facebook, Twitter and NaMo App, people present at the event will also be allowed to ask questions.
Questions are expected to be on politics, policy and social themes, including the recent Kathua and Unnao incidents.
The venue of Modi’s “Bharat Ki Baat” has a unique history. It was at Central Hall Westminister, previously known as the Methodist Central Hall, that the first-ever meeting of the United Nations took place in 1946. The place has also hosted several historical figures including Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Other high profile speakers who have graced the hall include Dalai Lama, Winnie Mandela, Michael Gorbachev and Princess Diana.
Modi is in the UK to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), and he is also expected to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace before his “Bharat Ki Baat” broadcast.
During the day, Modi will also meet his British counterpart Theresa May at 10 Downing Street and the two world leaders are expected to discuss a range of issues, including cross-border terrorism, visa and immigration.