PM Modi draws record-breaking crowds in Sydney

A sellout crowd welcomed India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sydney Olympic Park for a political rally. Bollywood dancing and hypnotic drumming erupted as the crowd gathered for a community reception for the Indian political supremo. In his trade mark stirring rhetoric speech PM Modi underscored India and Australia's 'shared values' especially their strong democratic traditions. In the wide-ranging speech that lasted around an hour, Modi spoke at length about his government's plans for economic development in India and said he wanted to boost tourism to India and announced changes that will allow Australians to get a visa on arrival in India. Modi also spoke about sporting ties between Indian and Australia saying neither country could live without cricket. Mr Modi is the first Indian PM to visit Australia in 28 years. He met Premier Mike Baird and is scheduled to address the Federal Parliament before a short visit to Melbourne. Senator Lisa Singh, regarded as the first federal member of parliament of Indian origin attend the event and said with over 400,000 NRIs in Australia there is a special connection between the two countries.