Powell would also meet the leader of opposition in the Gujarat assembly, Shankersinh Vaghela.
Observers view this USA's reaching out to Modi as a significant development
The US ambassador reached Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening and will attend a couple of events in pandit Deen Dayal petroleum University and an event organised by the SEWA following his meeting with Modi.
Sourcs in the US, however, played down the high-profile visit, terming it as a part of its routine exercise of political outreach. State department spokesperson Jen Peski said there has been no change in their policy on Modi per se.