Mark Zuckerberg to host Q&A with Indian chief Narendra Modi

Indian Primary Minister Narendra Modi has a enormous pursuing on social media: His Fb website page has far more than 30 million “likes,” and he has practically fifteen million followers on Twitter . He has tweeted nine,252 instances.

On September 27, he will vacation to Facebook’s ( FB , Tech30 ) headquarters in California for a townhall fashion Q&ampA about “how communities can operate together to address social and economic issues.”

“I had the chance to check out Prime Minister Modi in India last yr and it’s an honor to have the likelihood to host him right here at Facebook,” business CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a submit on Sunday.

Modi was elected India’s leader final year on promises to revive the country’s economic system and make India more company friendly. He has faced opposition from farmers and unions, nonetheless, and India’s parliament unsuccessful to move essential initiatives this summertime.

Previously this month, his plans to reform labor legal guidelines prompted tens of millions of workers to strike .

But Modi claims he is not scared of tough inquiries. He posted about his visit with Zuckerberg on his Facebook page Sunday: “This programme will be incomplete with no your participation […] I urge you all to share your inquiries.”

The Townhall Q&ampA will be incomplete without your participation. Share Qs on FB or on &amp#39Narendra Modi Mobile App.&amp#39 http://t.co/cpHBU3k5ry

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 13, 2015

His put up gained almost two,000 remarks in 12 hours, including to the 24,000-in addition on Zuckerberg’s put up. Modi also inspired individuals to submit concerns on his mobile application .

“The interaction will go over a broad range of issues and will certainly be a unforgettable one particular,” Modi extra.

A video of the job interview will be dwell streamed on Zuckerberg’s and Modi’s Fb pages.

Modi has been a pal to tech giants. In early August, a team of tech corporations — including Foxconn and Xiaomi — announced ideas to invest $ five billion in creating far more Indian factories.

— CNNMoney’s Hope King contributed to this report.

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