Hundreds of overseas Indians roped in to campaign for Modi

Videos, infographics among tools used by supporters to woo voters

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waving to the crowd at Wembley Stadium in London on Nov 13, 2015, after addressing a welcome rally during his visit to Britain. India's ruling BJP has made outreach to overseas Indians a major initiative and Mr Mo
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waving to the crowd at Wembley Stadium in London on Nov 13, 2015, after addressing a welcome rally during his visit to Britain. India's ruling BJP has made outreach to overseas Indians a major initiative and Mr Modi has attended events with this group during his trips abroad. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
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IT professional Adapa Prasad tries to monitor nearly 100 WhatsApp groups every day. He also circulates campaign materials for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party.

Mr Prasad, 57, is steeped in election work for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), asking voters overseas and in India to support Mr Modi, as the country heads into the biggest elections in the world starting next month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 17, 2019, with the headline Hundreds of overseas Indians roped in to campaign for Modi. Subscribe