Howdy Modi: PM Modi, President Trump speak at mega rally
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump today shared stage and addressed the ongoing "Howdy Modi" mega event at the NRG stadium in Houston. As many as 50,000 Indian-Americans are present at the much-anticipated rally. The event also marks the presence of prominent Indian Americans and many US lawmakers. Notably, PM Modi is currently in US for a week-long trip. Here's more.
"From CEO to commander-in-chief, from boardrooms to Oval Office, from studio to global stage- It is my honor and privilege to welcome (him) here at this magnificent gathering," PM Modi said about US president, amid cheers from the diaspora at the jam-packed stadium. "He has already made American economy strong again. He has achieved much for the US and for the world," he added.
"This morning you can hear the the heartbeat of the two largest democracies. You can feel the strength and human bonds of two great nations. You once introduced me to your family. Today, I introduce you to my family," PM Modi said.
Coming to PM Modi's itinerary, he has a packed schedule. He'll meet Trump again on Tuesday, when they will hold a bilateral meet in New York. The discussions during the meeting are expected to revolve around the ongoing trade standoff between the two countries. Further, PM Modi will also attend an investment roundtable with 40+ companies on Wednesday, amid abysmal economic condition back home.
Further, before concluding the visit, PM Modi is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27. Moreover, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who will speak shortly after, is expected to counter India over its Kashmir move. To note, Islamabad has been unsuccessfully flagging the Kashmir issue at various international forums, whereas India has maintained that it is an "internal matter."