Labour Party Embraces Holi for British Indian Outreach

Labour Party on Move for UK Elections

In a strategic move to connect with the Indian diaspora before the forthcoming general election, the UK’s Opposition Labour Party has embraced the festival of Holi.

Led by party leader Keir Starmer, prominent figures including London Mayor Sadiq Khan participated in an event organized by the British-Indian think-tank 1928 Institute in London.

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Starmer emphasized the symbolism of Holi’s message of new beginnings, particularly pertinent in an election year, stating, As the spring season approaches, it’s an occasion to embrace fresh starts, bidding farewell to the past and embracing the opportunities of the future.

Acknowledging the significant contributions of the Hindu community, Starmer expressed gratitude and underscored shared values. Labour’s health and social care spokesperson, Wes Streeting, praised British-Indians for their vital role in healthcare, notably within the National Health Service (NHS).

The event also shed light on healthcare challenges faced by British-Indians, with Nikita Ved from the 1928 Institute London highlighting barriers to both physical and mental health care.

Additionally, the occasion featured a musical performance by Indian singer Raageshwari, celebrating diaspora contributions.

Moreover, the Labour Party unveiled Labour Indians on February 27, a new diaspora organization aimed at engaging with British Indians and strengthening ties with India in anticipation of the upcoming elections in both countries.

Chaired by Krish Raval and led by David Lammy, the initiative aims to enhance communication with Indian households and bridge the gap between the party and British-Indian communities, recognizing India’s significance and committing to fostering closer ties.

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