• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Top American lawmakers praise PM Modi's leadership

Google Oneindia News

Washington, Jun 8: Reflecting a new sense of bonhomie between India and the US, top American lawmakers today praised the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and underscored that the bilateral relationship has entered a new phase.

PM Modi's 6 foreign visits in May & June 2016: A brief lookPM Modi's 6 foreign visits in May & June 2016: A brief look

Among the Congressmen were the former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (from the Democratic party) and the Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Senator John McCain of the Republican Party.

PM Modi's leadership praised

More than a dozen powerful lawmakers spoke as the Prime Minister finished his address to the annual gala of the US India Business Council (USIBC) and came down the podium to meet them.

And thereafter he took one of the chairs at the center table that included Pelosi and McCain among others to have his dinner.

Looking forward to Modi's address to the joint meeting of the US Congress in Wednesday, McCain referred to the leadership of the Prime Minister in improving bilateral relationship. There is no doubt that there are tensions and challenges in the region, which calls for much better co-ordination and cooperation between India and the United States.

PHOTO : PM Narendra Modi's Five-Nation Tour

Welcoming the Prime Minister to the United States, Pelosi said she has wishes from the California Governor, and other leaders from her State on the impressive speech he made last September in the Silicon Valley.

It was one of the most inspirational speech ever, she said. Congressman Elliot Engel, Ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee recollected the Madison Square Garden of the Prime Minister in September 2014.

Modi's US visit to boost ties in diverse areas: Ram MadhavModi's US visit to boost ties in diverse areas: Ram Madhav

This he said was historic. Several other lawmakers referred to the Madison Square Garden's event with one of the praising his "energy" and "charisma". Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Relationship Committee said the India US relationship has improved tremendously in the last two years.

Royce and other lawmakers had initiated the move to invite Modi to address a joint meeting of the US Congress. Prime Minister Modi would deliver his address today.

He is the fifth Indian Prime Minister to do so and the first one in about a decade. India US partnership is going to define the world in the coming decades, Royce said. Texas Congressman Ted Poe said Modi has set a great example for democracy and leadership.

Pics: Modi in US; from no visa to defining partnerships of 21st centuryPics: Modi in US; from no visa to defining partnerships of 21st century

Congressman Ami Bera, the only Indian American lawmaker in the US House of Representatives said he was proud of the Prime Minister.

Tulsi Gabbard, the first ever Hindu elected to the Congress praised the leadership skills of the Prime Minister and said that India and the United States are destined to strengthen their defence relationship. The US Energy Secretary and the World Bank President also spoke on the occasion.


For Daily Alerts
Best Deals and Discounts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X