May 2014 \ Diaspora News \ OFBJP Launches
BJP opens up in Russia and Lithuania

  • OFBJP Global Convenor Vijay Jolly speaking at the OFBJP Russia launch program at Moscow

 In May, the Global Convenor of BJP Overseas Affairs Mr. Vijay Jolly launched with great fanfare the new OFBJP Chapters in Russia and Lithuania recently. BJP National Secretary Ms Arti Mehra accompanied him as the Special Guest of Honor. Special announcements were made for Convenor OFBJP Russia Mr. Sammy Kotwani and Convenor OFBJP Lithuania Wing Commander (Retd.-IAF) Mr. Rajinder K. Chaudhary, VSM.

Good wishes from senior BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lal Krishan Advani, Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj , Arun Jaitley, Murli Manohar Joshi, Venkaiyah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Ram Lal, Ananth Kumar, Ravi Shankar Prasad, JP Nadda, Murlidhar Rao, Amit Shah, M.A. Naqvi, Shah Nawaz Hussain, Piyush Goyal, Smriti Irani, Vasundhra Raje Scindia, Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan & Raman Singh, Co-Convenors OFBJP Rajni Sarin, Amit Thaker & Raj Purohit etc. were conveyed to NRI & PIO community overseas by Mr. Jolly and Ms. Mehra.

At an overcrowded public program organized at Business and Industry Chamber of Commerce in central Moscow, OFBJP Russia chapter was launched with Mr. Sammy Kotwani as Convenor along with his team of office-bearers. Currently Mr Kotwani is President of Indian Business Alliance Russia, a prominent group of Indian business houses and leaders with commerce and business background. He owns the famous"Imperial Tailoring Co." in Moscow and is credited to have tailored an executive suit for Hon'ble President of Russia Mr. Valdmir Putin. The new OFBJP Convenor Lithuania Wing Commander (Retd. –IAF) Mr. Rajinder K. Chaudhary, VSM is the Ex-Honorary Consul General of India in Lithuania, appointed by President of India on November 18, 2007. He is the proud owner of the best known Indian restaurant “Sues Indian Raja”in the capital city of Vilnius.