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Election 2017: Prime Minister Theresa May visits Neasden Temple

PUBLISHED: 13:00 06 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:00 06 June 2017

Rt Hon Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom addresses the audience at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London

Rt Hon Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom addresses the audience at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London

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The prime minister has praised the Hindu community for being “inspiring role models” while visiting the Neasden Temple ahead of the general election this Thursday.

Rt Hon Theresa May; Prime Minister of the United Kingdom performs Abhishek of Shri Nilkanth Varni Maharaj at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London Rt Hon Theresa May; Prime Minister of the United Kingdom performs Abhishek of Shri Nilkanth Varni Maharaj at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London

Theresa May, accommpanied by her husband Philip May, made her comment at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Brentfield Road on Saturday where she was invited as guest of honour.

On arrival she performed the abhishek of Nilkanth Varni Maharaj, an ancient tradition involving water or milk.

She then proceeded to the inner sanctum where she offered flower petals at the central shrine of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.

After meeting young and old volunteers of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, she met leaders of other Hindu organisations before addressing a congregation of more than 2,000 people.

She said: “What you have accomplished here – and at so many Hindu temples across Britain – is not just a source of great pride for British Hindus but an inspiration for all British citizens.”

Mrs May previously attended the Mandir for International Women’s Day celebrations in March 2013, when she was home secretary for the Conservative Party.

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