Group in India urging Guinness World Records to recognize Narendra Modi

Published: June 13, 2014

Narendra Modi greets supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

IANS

Agra  — Members of an Indian organization have asked Guinness World Records  to register Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name for his record holding 1,800 political rallies across India in the run-up to the April-May general election.

“We approached Guinness World Records in London and they have now asked us to send them all the details,” Parthasarthy Sharma, secretary of an organization in Agra that comprises Guinness records, told IANS on Friday.

Sharma, a homeopath, holds the Guinness record for examining more than 300,000 patients.

Two other members of the organization are Dinesh Shandilya (longest flute) and Akash Gupta (playing the guitar 55 hours non-stop).

“We had informed both Guinness officials and the BJP central office of the record number of public rallies in April itself,” said Sharma. “The BJP, however, says Modi had addressed over 5,000 rallies and covered more than three lakh kilometers during the campaign. But we have 1,800 rallies on our records.”

IANS 2014-06-13 22:28:03

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