Howdy Modi: Tulsi Gabbard Clarifies On Attending The Houston Event

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While there were reports that Tulsi Gabbard will not be attending Howdy Modi event, she took to Twitter on Wednesday and clarified the air on the speculations

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to embark upon his visit to the United State on September 21, following which he is going to address the largest event in Texas - 'Howdy Modi'. While there were reports that US presidential elections candidate Tulsi Gabbard will not be attending the event, the Democratic Party member on Wednesday took to Twitter and clarified on the speculations.

Responding to a tweet on social media, Tulsi Gabbard stated that she will not be able to attend PM Modi's Howdy Modi event in Texas due to previously scheduled presidential campaign events. However, she asserted that she is hoping to meet PM Modi during his visit to the United States. Tulsi Gabbard also stated that during the meeting with PM Modi, she will be discussing the importance of maintaining the strong partnership of the world's oldest and largest democracies with him. 

Tulsi Gabbard also called the speculative reports "misinformed".

Read her tweet here:

 A member of the Democratic Party of the United States, Tulsi Gabbard is the first Indian-origin woman candidate for US presidential elections.

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Trump to join Modi at Houston

US President Donald Trump is going to join PM Modi at the mega event 'Howdy Modi' in Houston on September 22. At the event, PM Modi is going to address the largest gathering of Indian-Americans with 50,000 attendees reported to attend the event. Speaking to news agency PTI, a top US diplomat stated that Trump's decision to join PM Modi at the event is a truly historic tribute to the contributions of the Indian-Americans community to the prosperity of our country and the strength of US-India relations. Senator Ted Cruz and a former Republican Presidential aspirant also stated that he is looking forward to welcoming PM Modi to Houston to celebrate the culture and contributions of the Indian-American community and the vibrant US-Indian alliance.

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MEA statement on Howdy Modi

MEA Jaishankar on Tuesday said that the relationships between India and US have come a long way, calling Howdy Modi a big event in the partnership with the Indian-American community.

"India-US relations have come a long way, look at the quality of the relationship the diaspora is, of course, the forte and in many ways, somewhat unique aspect of our foreign policy and that is underlined by what is coming up very soon in the United States, which is a big diaspora event in partnership with our Indian-American community," Jaishankar said.

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