Congress leader Milind Deora recently came under fire after he praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 'Howdy Modi!' event in Houston, Texas. Deora in a social media statement called the address by the PM 'momentous' as he recalled his father's contribution to the Indo-US ties. Milind Deora's critics immediately took to Twitter to fire the Congress leader stating that Deora has already paved his way to the Bhartiya Janata Party. The Congress member, however, rebuked his critics further adding that he is his father's son, hence he will not compromise on his core beliefs even if his critics feel otherwise.
.@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
While I appreciate the kind words expressed by Murlibhai’s friends and well-wishers, I express regret on the insinuations and unwarranted criticism in sections of media and social media.— Milind Deora मिलिंद देवरा (@milinddeora) September 24, 2019
My full statement pic.twitter.com/T6ysvA6Qi0
PM Modi was quick to acknowledge Milind Deora's tweet stating that he is indeed correct in assuming that Murli Deora, Milind Deora's father, would have indeed been happy of the recent developments between India and the US. He further acknowledged Murli Deora's contribution to strengthening ties with the US. The PM took to Twitter to respond to the Congress leader's statement adding that the late Murli Deora would have been really 'glad' of the current happenings as a consequence of his strong ties with the US. The netizens hailed the conversation between the two leaders adding that this is how politics should ideally be.
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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the crowd of Houston, Texas as he reached the NRG Stadium on September 22. The event was being attended by more than 50,000 people, most of them being Indian-Americans. Apart from President Donald Trump, the event hosted multiple US lawmakers, thousands of Indian-Americans and over 400 artists. PM Modi has a packed schedule with bilateral and multi-lateral agenda in the remaining days including nine key speeches at high-level summits and plurilateral engagements during the UN General Assembly session.