Once-banned Indian leader woos diaspora at giant New York rally

September 28, 2014 8:07 PM

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Once-banned Indian leader woos diaspora at giant New York rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a glitzy show of lights, lasers and slogans, populist Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a triumphal address to tens of thousands of Indian-Americans and U.S. dignitaries in New York on Sunday, less than a decade after he was barred from the United States over bloody sectarian riots.

Speaking at Madison Square Garden, a venue more used to hosting big sports events and the greatest names in rock music, the Hindu nationalist leader urged the Indian diaspora to join his movement for the development of India.

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