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Uttar Pradesh government has taken back its stand on conducting a two-day event called NRI Diwas in Agra. The programme would be held on February 28th and March 1st. The government is reportedly planning send letters of regrets to the invitees.
Actually, the government of UP announced its wish to conduct NRI Diwas during the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) in Gujarat in January. The state is eying for development with the assistance by NRIs. The Akhilesh government has expected offshore investments into UP through this first time programme for Indian Diaspora.
So far, NRI delegations from Netherlands and Mauritius, along with attendees from UK, US, Fiji and Europe had confirmed their presence at UP's NRI Diwas. And the External Affairs Ministry also asked the UP government over the agenda of this event in the state.
However, there is official announcement about the cancellation of NRI Diwas. Akhilesh Yadav is aiming for big boost in the state with the help of all stake holders including the NRIs.