PM Narendra Modi during his speech at the 'Howdy, Modi!' event elicited a thundering standing ovation from the audience for Indian Parliamentarians for allowing the passage of Bill with respect to revocation of Article 370. PM Modi recounted the period when both the Upper and Lower Houses of the Parliament discussed the issue of Bills related to the integration of Kashmir with India. PM Modi said that despite his coalition NDA not having a majority in the Upper House, the 2/3rd of Members of Parliament had allowed the passage of Bills abrogating Article 370.
"India had a challenge since the last 70 years to which it bid farewell recently. Did you understand what I am talking about? The topic here is Article 370. Article 370 kept away Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh people away from development and equal rights. This situation was misused by terrorist and secessionist. Now J&K and Ladakh people have the rights enjoyed by the rest of India. The law which discriminated against women, children, Dalits have now been revoked. Our party has no majority in the Upper House. still then this was passed by a 2/3rd majority. I appeal to you to give a standing ovation to all the Indian Parliamentarians," he said.
#HowdyModi | We have also bid farewell to Article 370, it had deprived the people of J&K and Ladakh of many benefits: PM Modi to a roaring crowd at the NRG Stadiumhttps://t.co/DsgOro3642 pic.twitter.com/vCZbMOkSFL— Republic (@republic) September 22, 2019
In a thinly veiled attack on Pakistan, PM Modi took down the terror backing elements and stated that the 'world knows who they are,' with US President Donald Trump seated in the front row. Speaking at the extravagant Howdy, Modi! event in Houston, Texas, PM Modi questioned where the masterminds of the terror attacks of 9/11 in New York and 26/11 Mumbai were found, taking an explicit dig at Pakistan, over Osama bin Laden and Hafiz Saeed. In his address, PM Modi even asserted that US President Trump is standing in a fight against terror.
PM Modi said, "Some people, who can't handle their own country, have a problem with what India is doing. They have made hatred towards India their political agenda. They are those people, who don't want peace and are supporters of terrorism, and breed terrorism. Not just you, but the entire world recognises them."