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Indians - Very Crucial for Winning the Marginal Seats in UK

Prime Minister of United Kingdom Theresa May

United Kingdom, May 2 (UITV) - Theresa Mary May Who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2016, hosting first public meeting after declaring general election on June 8 will be a Baisakhi reception in her official residence to woo Indians.

The support of the 1.5 million strong Indian community is very crucial for winning the marginal seats.

Prominent members of the Indian community like Rami Ranger CBE, a staunch supporter of the Conservative Party, will attend the reception.

British Indians, along with other minority communities in Britain, have historically voted for the Labour Party.

Along religious lines, nearly 49 per cent Hindus and Sikhs favoured the Tories as compared to 41 per cent for Labour. That is why Prime Minister May is making it a point to laud Sikhs.

Indian British Community

"Your values -- of equality and respect, of fairness and helping those less fortunate than yourselves -- are values we need more than ever, as we forge a new, ambitious, role for Britain in the world," the Prime Minister said.

"I am determined to build a country that works for everyone; a country where no matter who you are, you can achieve your goals, and the Sikh community is a vital part of that mission."

By choosing the Sikh community to deliver the first policy speech after declaring general election, May shows the importance of Sikhs in the diversified tapestry of Britain.