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Virendra Sharma MP leads delegation to discuss Post-Brexit opportunities

Virendra Sharma MP leads delegation to discuss Post-Brexit opportunities

Alma and All India IT Association welcome the move

New Delhi: Member of Parliament of British Parliament Shri  Virendra Sharma as Chair of the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group has led a delegation of eight MPs and Peers to India to discuss post-Brexit opportunities for the UK and India. The delegation has met with Mr Modi the Prime Minister of India and Mr Arun Jaitley the Finance Minister to discuss the potential for increased trade and cooperation in key sectors.

The cross-party delegation led by Mr Sharma is also made up of Jonathan Reynolds MP, Charlotte Leslie MP, Edward Argar MP, Oliver Dowden MP, Marie Rimmer MP, Bob Blackman MP and Lord Northbrook. The group arrived in Delhi and has already met with key members of the Government and Parliament.

The delegation organised by the Indian High Commission in London has also served as a fact finding mission for several Members of Parliament less familiar with India. Virendra Sharma MP who is also co-Chair of the TB APPG has used this as an opportunity to promote cooperation on eradication. Mr Jaitley spoke earlier this month of plans to eradicate TB within a decade and Mr Sharma has spoken to both the nascent parliamentary group and the Prime Minister about the work that needs to be done.

 “We have only been in India for two days but we are already improving contacts between the Indian and British governments. I have had productive discussions with both Mr Modi and Mr Jaitley about the fantastic work that has already been done on TB eradication and I know there is a real desire to make progress on this issue”, said Shri Virendra Sharma

“I have also raised issues of concern for the millions of British-Indians that live in the UK and are proud to be part of a large Indian Diaspora. The issue of demonetization has been raised several times and we had frank discussions about its impact. There are important steps to be made on civic involvement and I have raised those issues while we have met with key members of Parliament”, said Shri Virendra Sharma

On this initiative, Shri Kalraj Mishra (Union Minister MSMI GOI),  Shri Rajeev Shukla (Former Union Minister GOI), the director of Alma and the president  of All India IT Association (AIITA)  Shri Santosh Shukla welcomed the move by the Indo-British All Party Parliamentary Group   expressing new possibilities would arise owing to such measures.