Modi to address Wharton forum? Controversy hit over Invitation as speaker

Winning over the world’s only superpower, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is set to play the role of the keynote speaker to address the day long prestigious Wharton India Economic Forum.

The prestigious meet will be held on March 23 in Philadelphia.

Modi will deliver his keynotes on government and policy and the ‘Gujarat model of development’ via live video conference, as not be present personally due to lack of a clean chit for Visa over the Gujarat pogroms of 2002.

As per earlier reports, the management at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania may be removing Modi from the speakers’ list, the biggest shock for BJP leader.

Meanwhile, all eyes are on Modi’s part in prestigious address to students and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania who have started to protest against BJP leader, not to deliver Visa, opposing his keynote.

The same had happened last month while Modi delivered a speech at Delhi’s prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), and students of college started protest to oppose his invitation over Gujarat communal riots in 2002 killing 1200 people while he was in office.

Wharton India Economic Forum is one of the largest and most prestigious ‘Student-run India-Centric’ conference, hosted by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Union minister Milind Deora, Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani, poet and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar and actor Shabana Azmi would also be present at the conference, sources said.


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