The United Arab Emirates on Sunday decided to allot land for building a temple in Abu Dhabi for the Indian community, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the emirate on a two-day state visit.
“A long wait for the Indian community ends. On the occasion of PM’s visit, UAE Govt decides to allot land for building a temple in Abu Dhabi,” tweeted external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
“PM @narendramodi thanks UAE leadership for this landmark decision,” he said.
The UAE is home to 2.6 million Indian workers, of who around 20 per cent are white-collar professionals. Indian expatriates comprise 30 per cent of the UAE’s population and are the largest nationality group.
However, back home Indian nationals are not amused with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Many who share the similar sentiment are angry and disappointed as they are sharing their discontent over the current state of affairs in India. Issues ranging from poverty to corruption are being aired on social media and some are directly to Modi.
They are calling for an end to his travel and him to return home to start addressing matters regarding the nation.