Howdy Modi: American Lawmakers And Diplomats React To Mega-event

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American diplomats and lawmakers react to the "Howdy, Modi" diaspora rally addressed by PM Modi and President Trump & hail their ideas and visionary leadership.

Written By Rishabh Mishra | Mumbai | Updated On:
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American diplomats and lawmakers have said that 'Howdy, Modi' diaspora rally addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump was a tremendous display of bigger ideas and visionary leadership to further accelerate the Indo-US strategic partnership. Prime Minister Modi and US President Trump on Sunday addressed the mega 'Howdy, Modi' event with over 50,000 Indian-Americans present at the NRG stadium in Houston. The American leaders have said that the Indian diaspora community in the United States is unparalleled. The two world leaders highlighted the strong Indo-US ties and White House shared pictures from the event with the flag of both the countries.  

Leaders who praised the Howdy Modi 

American diplomat Alice G Wells 

"Howdy, Modi was a tremendous display of big crowds, bigger ideas, and visionary leadership. Together Trump and Modi are delivering on their shared commitment to accelerate the upward trajectory of the US-India strategic partnership. The strength of the Indian diaspora community in the US in unparalleled - and loud enough that I can almost hear the cheering from here at United Nations General Assembly”.  

Congressional District 22, Congressman Pete Olson  

“What a crowd at the "Howdy, Modi" event! Honoured to be a part of such a tremendous gathering representing the people of Texas”. 

John Cornyn, Senator from Texas  

“Thanks to Prime Minister Modi for coming to Houston along with President Trump for the ‘Howdy, Modi’ extravaganza, with a crowd of more than 50,000 enthusiastic fans in attendance. The two countries share common values of freedom, democracy, and free enterprise, and will always look for new opportunities to deepen our relationship. Couldn't be more honoured to welcome Modi to Houston". 

Junior Senator for Texas Ted Cruz 

"India is largest democracy on the face of earth and America is proud to be your friend”. 

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Read: Howdy, Modi: White House lauds Indo-US ties, posts pictures

PM Modi's US visit

Prime Minister Modi began his six-day long US visit on Sunday. Apart from the mega-event, Howdy Modi, the PM is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27. PM Modi, on Monday, will be attending a Climate Action summit, highlighting India's commitment to fighting the climate change menace. On Tuesday, he is scheduled to attend a special event celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Thereafter, PM Modi will be awarded by the Bill and Melina Gates Foundation for India's immense achievement in the 'Swachh Bharat' mission. India has also gifted a Solar Park named 'Gandhi Solar Park' to the UN Headquarters. 

(With PTI Inputs)

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