Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived in New York after addressing a massive gathering of nearly 50,000 Indian-Americans at the mega ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston, which was also attended by US President Donald Trump.
“Lending India’s voice to the global discourse PM @narendramodi arrives in #NYC for #UNGA74. PM will be participating in sessions on Climate Change, SDG, and universal health among others and will meet India’s various regional/multilateral partners,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.
On Sunday, PM Modi received a rockstar’s welcome at the NRG stadium in Houston amid chants of ‘Modi-Modi’. During his address the PM spoke about the transformations taking pace at a rapid scale in India.
“That’s a Texas-sized crowd! Electric atmosphere at the NRG arena in Houston as 50,000 strong Indian Americans wait for the historic occasion when PM @narendramodi comes on stage together with US President @realDonaldTrump at #HowdyModi,” Raveesh Kumar said.
“History in Houston! PM @narendramodi & POTUS @realDonaldTrump shared the stage for a historic joint address where the Indian-American community cheered their every word. A grand celebration of partnership between two democracies!” Kumar added.
While addressing a massive gathering, Modi said the “conspirators of 9/11 and 26/11 belonged to the same country.
“Be it the 9/11 or 26/11 attacks, the brainchild is always found at the same place,” Modi said.
With abrogation of Article 370, Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh have got equal rights as rest of India, said Modi.
Taking India’s ties with the US to new heights, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday endorsed US President Donald Trump for a second term, saying ‘Abki Baar Trump Sarkar‘.
In these years our two nations have taken the relationships to new heights, said Modi.
PM Modi hailed Trump saying he admires him for his “sense of leadership, a concern for every American and a strong resolve to make America great again”.
As he greeted President Trump in his inaugural speech, Modi also stressed on the relations between the two countries.
“This morning in Houston, you can hear the heartbeat of this great partnership in this celebration of the world’s two largest democracies. You can feel the strength and depth of human bonds between our two great nations,” Modi added.
PM Modi also recalled the time when Trump assured him of White House support to India. “When I met him for the first time he said to me, ‘India has true friend in White House.’ Your presence here today is great testimony to that,” said Modi.
While referring to the billions of Indians in the US, Modi told Trump, “You had introduced me to your family in 2017. Today, I introduce you to my family.”