Activists, groups launch anti-Modi campaign

New York (PTI): A group of activists, organisations and some members of the Patel community have launched a campaign in the US against Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived here today.

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The campaign in various shape and form primarily includes multiple levels of protests in both New York and San Jose where the Prime Minister would be travelling.

It also includes a massive campaign on social media and even a big bill board from the new “Modifail” campaign launched by Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA).

Describing itself as a coalition of progressive groups in the US, the AJA has put up a huge billboard on a freeways in Silicon Valley. The saffron-colored billboard has a huge mugshot of the Prime Minister addressing a rally.

“We stand against Modi’s regressive agenda,” the bill board in Milpitas says.
In a statement, AJA hoped that this series of billboards in the Bay Area will inform the American people that Modi’s upcoming “Silicon Valley PR tour is being used as an excuse to whitewash his dismal record” as Prime Minister.

AJA plans protests outside the SAP Center in San Jose on September 27, where Modi is scheduled to address to some 18,500 Indian-Americans.

New York-based Sikh for Justice has said it will hold similar protests before the United Nations here and also in front of the SAP Center in San Jose on September 27.

It has also announced a reward of USD 10,000 to any one who asks questions to Modi and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg during their upcoming Townhall meeting at Facebook HQ.

A section of the Patel community, who are agitated against police action in Gujarat, has said they would raise “black flags” against Modi in both New York and San Jose.
US-based Human Rights Watch urged CEOs of American technology companies to tell the Indian leader that they will oppose any steps that erode free expression or privacy rights.

“While India presents significant business opportunities, CEOs should tell Modi that they will oppose any steps that erode free expression or privacy rights,” Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement.

During his stay in the US – primarily in New York and Silicon Valley — Modi will meet the CEOs of top technology firms such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Adobe and Facebook.

The Patels-dominated Asian American Hotel Owners Association or AAHOA has welcomed the US visit of the Prime Minister, describing him as a leader who has a distinguished record of fostering economic development and innovation. PTI LKJ ZH AKJ ZH 09241545

11 Comments

  1. Nothing new. Same old, same old !! They still haven’t recovered from 2014-tsunaami and they want their 15-mins of fame during modiji visit. They are irrelevant and nobody takes them seriously except some lazy journalists. Yaaawwwn!!

    It baffles me how one can blame Modiji of ‘dismal record’ when he has hardly completed 16 months in power. The ‘other’ party was in power for decades and did nothing!! Plus, see how ’44-seats’ party behaved psychotic, shutdown parliament and blocked any discussions on policies just a few weeks ago!!!

    • They still haven’t recovered from 2014-tsunaami and they want their 15-mins of fame during modiji visit. – Sir Rampa’ji

      To hell with their 15 mins of fame ya Rampa! The 2014 ‘Tussnaami’ is as flat as a bucket of water! 2015 is drawing to a close and I STILL haven’t a ನಯ ಪೈಸೆ of the ಪಧಿನೈನ್ (15) ಲಕ್ಷ ರುಪೈ! Nor has Mr. BN Pai or Mr. Shaikh or any other Indian for that matter!

      ಎಂಚಿನ ಪೂರ ಬಂಡ್ಲ್ ಬುಡ್ಪ್ ಮಾರಾಯ? 🙂

      • Pradhaana sevaka is in doddanna meeting fortune 500 CEOs. And, our joker Praveena Pinto is still in an unknown location back in bharatha, full of ‘hotte uri’ and protesting!!! LOL

        • Pradhaana sevaka is in doddanna meeting fortune 500 CEOs. And, our joker Praveena Pinto is still in an unknown location back in bharatha, full of ‘hotte uri’ and protesting!!! LOL – Maha Joker RampaNNA

          ಅಯ್ಯೋ ರಾಂಪಣ್ಣ, ಇರೆನ Boddanna’g ಒಂಜಿ ಶೇರ್ ಉಪ್ಪು!

          I was saying that not a ನಯ ಪೈಸೆ of the ಪಧಿನೈನ್ (15) ಲಕ್ಷ ರುಪೈ has come to my account and there you go on about your ಪ್ರವಾದಿ ಸೇವಕ meeting some ಫಾರ್ಚೂನ್ ಐನೂರು CEO’s in ಯಮ್ರೀಕ. How on earth will it help him/BJP to deposit the ಪಧಿನೈನ್ (15) ಲಕ್ಷ ರುಪೈ in my ಸ್ಟೇಟ್ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್ ಆಫ್ ಮೈಸೊರ್? Will those CEO’s help him bring back the money, throw in another ಪಧಿನೈನ್ (15) ಲಕ್ಷ ರುಪೈ so that a total of ಮುಪ್ಪ (30) ಲಕ್ಷ ರುಪೈ will be deposited in my SBM account?

          Arre baba, let him meet some UFO’s or ET’s (Extra Terrestrials) too! I wouldn’t care any more. I just need to know HOW SOON will the ಫೋರೀನ್ money (even ಪಧಿನೈನ್ (15) ಲಕ್ಷ will do) be deposited in my account!

    • Original R.Pai says, “Plus, see how ’44-seats’ party behaved psychotic, shutdown parliament and blocked any discussions on policies just a few weeks ago!!!”

      Hello Paimaam, first and foremost, tell us why your Modi’s party behaved psychotically, shutdown parliament and blocked any discussions on policies for the last ten years. Tell Congress sorry for your wrongs. Congress would oblige to you, even if you do not deserve it!

      DO NOT PLAY SAINTLY!

  2. About 200 world premiers attending he UN meeting plus enormous attention paid towards the Pope, Modi is like 12 years boy lost in a Melee (Jathra). Sorry, he can come back some other time.

    • ..Modi is like 12 years boy lost in a Melee (Jathra). Sorry, he can come back some other time. – Mr. Lawrence

      Sir, have you spotted anybody distributing his USA’de World Famous Original brand Ajeerna pills?

  3. @ Lawrence – It’s the irrelevant protesters and modi-haters like you are the ones lost in the crowd!! Disrespecting India’s PM purely based on religious hatred shows a well-known dimension of self-hating groups. Be in India or abroad, they don’t change the mindset!! Sad.

  4. The Modi worshippers are intolerant of dissent. The mildest criticism of Modi is rank heresy to the Modi worshippers. They mock and attack Congress, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in the most disrespectful, abusive and scurrilous language all day long but if Modi/BJP are criticized in the same manner they become enraged and apoplectic. What can one expect of an ideology which produced Godse and Sanathan Sanstha?

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