Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor took to Twitter to praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in the British parliament. The actor said he is proud of Modi despite the Bihar election defeat.
"Way to go PM Modi. Proud of you speaking at the UK Parliament. You are the best, sir, irrespective (of) Delhi, Bihar. Bas ab kuch kar dikhao (Just do something now)," the actor tweeted.
Modi arrived in London, UK, on Thursday for a three-day visit. He received a grand welcome and attended a dinner hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday.
A reception will be organised in a grand 'Olympic-style' for Modi at the Wembley Stadium and more than 60, 000 people are expected to attend the event.
In his speech at the British parliament, Modi talked about the history and the shared expressions of joy of both countries.
Read the full text of Modi's speech in the British parliament below:
Mr. Prime Minister
I am delighted to be in London. Even in this globalised world, London is still the standard for our times. The city has embraced the world's diversity and represents the finest in human achievements. And, I am truly honoured to speak in the British Parliament.
Mr. Speaker, thank you for opening the doors to us, here in this magnificent setting of the Royal Court. I know that the Parliament is not in Session. Prime Minister Cameron looks relaxed and relieved.
But, I want to remind you, Mr. Prime Minister, that you owe me royalty for an election slogan. I know that you are hosting me at the Chequers this evening. But, I also know that you will understand if I am fair to both sides of the floor. Especially since British MPs of Indian Origin are evenly balanced between the Treasury and the Opposition benches. So, I also extend my good wishes to the Labour. Indeed, since these are still early days after the election, my warm congratulations to the Members of the House. And, greetings to the eminent leaders of Britain and great friends of India present here today.
So much of the modern history of India is linked to this building. So much history looms across our relationship. There are others who have spoken forcefully on the debts and dues of history. I will only say that many freedom fighters of India found their calling in the institutions of Britain. And, many makers of modern India, including several of my distinguished predecessors, from Jawaharlal Nehru to Dr. Manmohan Singh, passed through their doors.
There are many things on which it is hard to tell anymore if they are British or Indian: The Jaguar or the Scotland Yard, for example. The Brooke Bond tea or my friend late Lord Ghulam Nun's curry. And, our strongest debates are whether the Lord's pitch swings unfairly or the wicket at Eden Gardens cracks too early. And, we love the Bhangra rap from London just as you like the English novel from India.