The friendship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Trump, was on full display, at the MEGA rally ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston, Texas. PM Modi praised Trump while introducing him at the event, and used the slogan ‘Abki Baar Trump Sarkar’.
This is the largest gathering for any democratically elected foreign leader in the US. The only other gathering larger than the ‘Howdy Modi’ rally is for the Pope.
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. pic.twitter.com/upJj4pHphr
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 22, 2019
This is the first time that an American President participated in the diaspora event and to address the Indian-American community. Senior Democratic leaders of the US will also be present at this event, which includes several elected Congressional representatives from both parties.
Over 22 members of the US Congress and Governors of states were present at the ”Howdy Modi! mega-event.
The Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner presented the key to the city to PM Modi as the mark of respect, solidarity and long standing India-Houston relationship.
The Twitter handle for the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted a backstage video of Narendra Modi walking up to a row of US Congress representatives who were waiting for him on stage. “Thank you Houston for such amazing affection!,” the tweet read.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 22, 2019