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Conservative party to be first to have British Indian PM

London: The Conservative party is going to be the first in the UK to have a British Prime Minister of Indian-origin, Premier David Cameron has forecast as he praised the community for their hard work to make Britain what it is today.

"We were the first party to have a woman prime minister (Mrs Margaret Thatcher), we were the first party in (Benjamin) Disraeli to have a Jewish prime minister and when I look at the talent behind me I think we are going to be the first party to have a British Indian Prime Minister," Cameron said at the launch of the Conservative Friends of India.

He noted that "the values of Conservative party and values of British Indians such as caring about family are identical" and praised "the excellent contributions" of Sailesh Vara, MP, Government whip and Prity Patel, MP.

At the outset Cameron told the packed gathering at The Lawrence Hall in central London, "we would like to celebrate the success of British Indian businessmen and British Indian cricket players. There are so many British Indians who had put in hard work to make Britain what it is today."

Referring to UK-India tie, he said "first of all, the relation between Britain and India is incredibly strong and incredibly important. But we have to make it strongest ever."

He said sometimes people think that Indian economy was just based on call centres. "Nothing could be farther from the truth. Indian economy is there as a dynamo to the world economy," he noted.

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