Howdy Modi: Momentous PM Modi-Milind Deora 'Indo-US' Twitter Exchange

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Congress' Milind Deora heaped praises on India's 'soft power diplomacy' after the extravagant Howdy Modi event in Houston. PM Modi replied to Deora's tweet.

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Updated On:

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. 

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Here's the conversation between PM Modi and Milind Deora on Twitter: 

Meanwhile, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju also lauded Milind Deora for his 'mature and honest' political comment over the Howdy Modi event in Houston, Texas. 

Congress on Howdy Modi

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. 

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