In a heartwarming Twitter exchange between Prime Minister Modi and Milind Deora, the two reminisced about the contributions of the Congress leader's late father Murli Deora towards forwarding Indo-US ties. Congress' Milind Deora heaped praises on India's 'soft power diplomacy'. Deora's tweet came following the mega Howdy Modi event in Houston. In reply, Prime Minister Modi spoke about Deora's father's crucial contribution which enhanced the relations between the two countries.
PM Modi seconded Milind Deora after the Congress leader stated that his father Murli Deora was one of the 'early architects of deeper' Indo-US ties. Agreeing with the Congress leader, PM Modi said on Twitter that his 'friend' would have been glad to witness the 'strengthening of ties' between the two nations.
Responding to PM Modi's tweet, the Congress leader stated that his father put the 'nation first' and worked with all governments. Deora went on to talk about how both Democrats and Republicans acknowledge India's 'leadership in the 21st century.' Murli Deora was well-known to have strengthened relations between India and the United States of America. In fact, it has been widely documented that Murli Deora had hosted several leaders from the US during the 1980s. Murli Deora was also the head of the Indo-US Parliamentary forum during his tenure in the Rajya Sabha.
.@PMOIndia’s Houston address was a momentous first for India’s soft power diplomacy.— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) September 22, 2019
My father Murlibhai was one of the early architects of deeper Indo-US ties.@realDonaldTrump’s hospitality & recognition of Indian Americans’ contributions makes us proud
Thank you @milinddeora.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 23, 2019
You are absolutely correct when you highlight my friend, late Murli Deora Ji’s commitment to strong ties with USA. He would have been really glad to see the strengthening of ties between our nations.
The warmth and hospitality of @POTUS was outstanding. https://t.co/eyP1D3xRJo
Thank you @narendramodi ji!— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) September 23, 2019
Murlibhai put nation first & worked with all governments in India & the US to deepen ties between our great countries.
In my many interactions with my Democrat & Republican friends, they, too, acknowledge India’s leadership in the 21st century https://t.co/AXbEb6ZDtK
A matured & honest political comment by my dear friend @milinddeora 👏— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 23, 2019
Dare to be honest and fear no labor. "Honesty is not only the deepest policy, but the highest wisdom" ~ Charles Caleb Colton https://t.co/YdSCL90LQl
While Milind Deora and the Prime Minister shared a pleasant exchange regarding the event on Twitter, the Congress seemed to be bitter about the success of it. PM Modi's Houston event irked the Opposition, which accused the Prime Minister of endorsing US President Donald Trump's candidature for the 2020 US Presidential elections. The Congress termed it as a breach of India's foreign policy.