One of the highlights of Prime Minister Modi three-nation trip to Palestine, Oman and UAE will be an address to the Indian expatriates in Oman. The mega community program organized by the Indian Embassy at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex is expected to draw a massive crowd. Indian media headlines have already informed us that “PM Narendra Modi to address record crowd of NRIs in Muscat on February 11.

With Indians making up almost 20 percent of Oman’s population, one wouldn’t expect the attendance to such an event to be a problem. But it looks like the Indian Embassy is taking no chances. Apart from open online registration for the event via its website, the Embassy has issued appeals to large companies employing Indians to “spare their employees” for half a day to participate in the event.

In a letter addressed to companies employing a large Indian workforce, the Indian Embassy has specified the number of people they expect the company to send. This is not all. There is a further request that 80 percent of the number must be blue-collared workers. Optics are important and it seems that the audience composition has been carefully planned.

Companies have also been requested to arrange group transport for their workers to attend the event. How else would the blue-collared workers make it to the venue? Arrangements have been made to bring them in by bus loads. They get half a day off and the Embassy gets a captive audience to listen to the Prime Minister. It’s a win-win for all.

The Embassy of India in Muscat has always been rendering full cooperation to your company and I request and hope to receive your full cooperation in arranging participation of your employees in the above Community Event” reads the letter from the Indian Ambassador in Oman. We are sure this little nudge for “cooperation” will go a long way in ensuring that a record crowd turns up to listen to the Prime Minister.

letter of invitation

Alt News was sent a copy of the letter by the employee of a company in Oman. Alt News verified the contents with other Muscat based Indians who confirmed that their companies also got similar letters.

Additionally Indian schools in Muscat have made arrangements to transport students from grade 6-12 to the event.

Messages were also sent to parents over WhatsApp informing them about the said event.

The stadium can seat 34,000 people and looking at these event management efforts of the Embassy, we will be surprised at anything less than a full-house.

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15 Comments on "Indian Embassy in Oman appeals to companies to send workers for PM Modi’s Mega event"

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Virender Kumar
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Great! The democratic Indian government shepherding crowds to welcome the great leader, like the communist czars and dictators of the old.

Pseudo Patriot
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These chaddis are even worse than communist and fascist dictators.

Gagan
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First of all these 2 jokers who just wrote stupid comments should be ashamed of themselves, without verifying facts made feel he is worse than commies and dictators (Should try Kim Jong for a change if they want) I attended this event since I live in Muscat and manage large operations for an IT firm. First of all what is this news site trying to incite is questionable. Since maximum workers from India in gulf region are employed in blue collar profession and Mr. Modi was very keen to meet these people does not mean he is trying to fill… Read more »
Gagan’s dad
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I pity your employers Gagan.
You are either poor at reading English
Or
Poor at presenting facts
Embassy letter clearly specifies the number of people expected. Please read again.
And since you were at the event, can you please tell us how many of the blue collar workers did the PM meet at the stadium?
Every party brings hired crowds for rallies in India. This PM’s cronies seem to be trying to do the same overseas which is shame. If people want to come, let them come. Give them refreshments and Indian flags but asking companies to bus the employees is shameful

Gagan
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not many blue collar workers..poor guys busy with back breaking work with minimal wages check out the pics, if embassy threatened as per your pets below then how come you don’t see them in the stadium in majority? it was mostly educated and patriots like US ..not scum bags .. and FYI – everyone came in WHO Wanted to come in.

Gagan’s unfortunate dad
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Gagan’s unfortunate dad
My dear son Gagan, I have been telling you since the time you were designated to be intellectually deficient in grade 1 when you put your face up a buffalo’s posterior to explore the waste disposal mechanism of the animal,not to exert your delicate brain with complex thoughts and ideas. It just doesn’t have the mips or cache size to perform complex tasks beyond- press the button to get food- you say what’s wrong in pm inviting blue collar workers, you speak about spontaneous love for PM- then why didn’t they turn up in droves. I know your ability doesn’t… Read more »
Indian
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Are you an idiot? Read the letter which was sent to all companies. You asked what is wrong in inviting people to PM’s event. There is a basic difference between inviting and demanding the company to send their workers. You don’t even have a common sense to differentiate. Also the embassy indirectly threatened companies that if they don’t send there will be consequences.

Gagan
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“goodwill” representing indian community, “embassy has always been cooperating” expecting your cooperation” ” is demanding ? this is threatening ? reading between the lines is it ?

Indian
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Gagan,

The PM took shower and used toilet to s**t. Do you want ALT news cover that sensational news also in this article? Shame on you.

Gagan
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Who knows ?? ALT NEWS never fails to stoop low to new depths.. tee hee .. visiting shiv temple but not the baptist church (which is close by) may be your alt news editors must be developing the itch .. SECULARISM ITCH ..

PakChipak RajaBabu
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Ok, lets accept that .. What keeps you bringing back to AltNews then.. go to postcard or TFI, or BS, or other more swayamsewak websites.. Spare yourself this ordeal..

VPSINGH
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If they can demand expatriates in an Arab country, guess how they fill seats within India.

PakChipak RajaBabu
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The great Modi circus continues across the globe. Much of the audiences orgasming in his entourage are actually paid audiences taken from his bunch of followers from India. Modi G likes listening to their orgasmic chants of modi modi modi…

Gagan’s grandpa
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You are a spoilsport PakChipak. I was beginning to enjoy Gagan’s discomfort once people started calling his bluff. Now he has run away thanks to your suggestion- he was doing a real good impression of a possum caught in headlights but now he has scooted like a hare.

Gagan’s grandpa
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And it is fine for Modi to expect crowds and chants. Who wouldn’t like it.
It’s the hare brained chant givers that are the suckers.