Sadiq Khan has landed in Mumbai in a bid to drum up trade for London and to boost cultural ties with India and Pakistan.
The fallout from the fiasco will see Khan take over control of the stadium and Newham Council withdraw from the E20 partnership with the London Legacy Development Company (LLDC) and City Hall at a loss of £40m.
Khan commissioned the review, which namechecked former London Mayor Boris Johnson for not responding to interview requests and London 2012 chairman Lord Coe for declining to help, when the cost of transforming the athletics venue to a football ground rose from an unrealistic £190m to £323m.
Babu Lal, who was celebrating his granddaughter's birthday at the restaurant, complained of poor safety standards at the crowded restaurant.
'I didn't see any fire extinguishers there,' Lal told the Times Now television news channel. Police filed a case of culpable homicide against the owners and the manager of the restaurant. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweeted: 'Anguished by the fire in Mumbai.
'Open to trade, open to investment and open to talent.
The vote to leave the European Union shouldn't be interpreted as London turning our backs on the rest of the world or pulling up the drawbridge.
The decision for Khan to be pictured kicking a football around comes after West Ham's deal for the London Stadium was fully exposed by a damning report published on Friday that has detailed chronic mismanagement.
Forensic accountants Moore Stephens listed a 'catalogue of errors' that had led to an annual 'bungled' £20million-plus loss — nearly 10 times the £2.5m a year West Ham are paying in peppercorn rent.
In an interview with The Hindu, he said the visit was a trip to cement the strong links between the UK and India as well as trying to dispel fears over Britain leaving the EU.
He said: 'Understandably, many people, including here in India, are concerned about Brexit and what this could mean for how Britain interacts with the rest of the world.'My main message on this visit is that despite Brexit, London will always be outward-looking and open to the world.
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