London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday made a temple visit to Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden. His visit comes ahead of Uk’s crucial General Election on Thursday where he is seeking re-election.
During his visit Johnson pledged to extend support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his mission to build a new India. He termed his relationship with Modi ‘great’ and said that he would visit India again if he is re-elected.
Johnson was accompanied by British Home Secretary, Priti Patel and his partner, Carrie Symonds.
Johnson addressed the congregation and said, “I know Prime Minister Modi is building a new India. And we in the UK government will support him fully in his endeavour.”
“I have a great relationship with Narendra bhai. We had a good discussion during the G7 summit. I want to visit India if I get re-elected with working majority in the earliest opportunity next year,” he added.
Johnson praised and appreciated the temple and said, “This temple is one of the greatest gifts to our country. It is brought to life by the amazing community spirit that inhabits it. You are giving back to our society through the great charitable work that you do. Thank you for everything that you do for this country. London and the UK are lucky to have you.”