Narendra Modi's keynote address cancelled by Wharton
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's keynote address at the prestigious Wharton India Economic Forum later this month was cancelled on Sunday under pressure from multiple stakeholders.
"We do not endorse any political views and do not support any specific ideology. Our goal as a team is only to stimulate valuable dialogue on India's growth story," the Forum said in a statement.
Modi was invited to deliver the keynote address at the Forum to be held in Philadelphia on March 22-23 via video-conference.
"As it stands currently, Mr Modi's keynote address at Wharton India Economic Forum has been cancelled," the statement said.
The Forum is an annual student-run India-centric conference hosted by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. A group of Wharton's professors and students had earlier written a strongly-worded letter saying they were outraged to learn the Forum had invited Modi as a keynote speaker.
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