Nearly 10 months after the British government warmed up to Narendra Modi, the India groups of the country's two main political parties have invited the Gujarat chief minister to visit the UK.
The ball was set rolling by the Opposition party's Labour Friends of India when its chairman, Barry Gardiner MP, sent a letter to Modi last week inviting him to the House of Commons to speak on 'The Future of Modern India'.
"The invitation is a culmination of several years of engagement between senior representatives of the Labour Party and Narendra Modi," the Labour MP for Brent North said.
"I am sure people in the UK and indeed the international community would be very interested to meet and hear what Narendra Modi has to say first hand. He is a politician who cannot be ignored.
Source : Modi gets invitation to visit UK, to address House of Commons - Hindustan Times