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Narendra Modi Gujarat Yash Chopra

3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 22 October 2012

At 10am, Nihal's asking should Britain be doing business with Narendra Modi?

The UK's high commissioner in India has met the chief minister of Gujarat state, ending a 10-year boycott of the controversial leader. The UK and other Western governments suspended ties with Narendra Modi, after mass rioting in 2002. An estimated 1,000 people were killed, most of them Muslim, three of them British citizens.

Mr Modi was accused of not doing anything to stop the violence, but has always denied any wrongdoing. He's also been exonerated by several inquiries.

So where do you stand on this argument? He hasn't been found guilty, so isn't this a man that we should be doing business with?

After 11, we'll be talking to Tebussum Rashid, whose sister-in-law died after complications giving birth. The hospital subsequently admitted to serious failings in her care. Tebussum is now working with the hospital trust to improve its safety record and help staff have a better understanding of the cultural needs of its patients.

We'll also be continuing to take your tributes to the Bollywood director Yash Chopra who died yesterday in Mumbai.


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