Muscat, Feb 12: Thousands of Indian expats in Oman travelled from different parts of the Gulf kingdom to listen to visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Over 20,000 Indian nationals were expected to attend Modi's speech at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium in Bausher on Sunday, Times Of Oman reported.
Indian Social Club (ISC) Sohar Executive Committee Member and General Secretary M. Rajesh said the excitement among the diaspora in Salalah, Sohar and Sur was palpable.
Over 1,000 people were coming down from Sohar alone, he said, adding that ISC Sohar has arranged for two buses to ferry people to and from Muscat for the event at a nominal sum.
People signed up till late on Saturday, said Rajesh, the daily reported.
"It's really exciting to be able to see the Prime Minister. Citizens want to see him in person. It's a great atmosphere."
Indian Social Club (ISC) Salalah Chairman Manpreet Singh said that he along with 75 or so Indian expats had boarded a flight to Muscat to listen to the Prime Minister Modi's speech.