Yesterday we celebrated the deep relationship between the Labour Party and India at the Labour Party conference in Manchester. Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour Party was the chief guest. It was jointly hosted by Barry Gardiner MP and the Indian High Commissioner.
Ed Miliband reaffirmed the Party’s long standing commitment to deepening ties with India and working closely with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Labour Party was the first political party in the UK to set up a parliamentary group dedicated to promoting better ties with India and to vigorously support India’s and the Indian community’s cause in the Mother of Parliaments. In fact it was the Labour Party that supported India’s right to independence against Tory support for the continuation of the British Raj.
It is a historic and deep
relationship without precedent.
Campaigns undertaken by LFIN have included (and there are many)
#supporting India during the Kargil war and consistently on the question of cross border terrorism
#arguing that outsourcing to India strengthened not weakened the UK job market and long term competitiveness,
#the famous Delhi Declaration boosting bi-lateral trade & investment,
#standing up for Indian skilled workers and students seeking to work & study in the UK
I feel proud to have supported LFIN since its inception.