Washington: Tulsi Gabbard welcomes PM Modi for “Howdy, Modi”
Tulsi Gabbard, the first-ever Indian-origin person to run for the president in the US, apologized to PM Modi in advance for not being on the rally which is to be held in Houston, Texas. She extended her warm welcome to the Indian Prime Minister and conveyed her sorrow for not be there on the 22nd due to prior commitments for the Presidential campaigns.
NaMo’s Visit And The Rally
The Indian PM is all set to take part in the rally, “Howdy, Modi,’ in the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The organizers of the event have already stated that the tickets have been sold out. This event is the biggest ever to be held by foreign nationals on US soil.
Upon NaMo’s arrival, Tulsi stated that she was sad to miss the rally in a video message. Greeting PM Modi with a “Namaste!” she went on to express her joy as well as grief. She said that she felt sorry that she could not visit the rally in person. However, she was equally happy that many American Indians, as well as members of Congress, were going to be there.
Tulsi Gabbard, herself, is a member of the Democratic Party of the United States.
She also expressed that she is very happy with the relationship that India and the US share. She stated that India is the world’s biggest democracy, and it is a great thing to see the country work well with the US. Furthermore, she also stated that the Indo-American partnership is the amalgamation of two of the most important partners in the Asia-Pacific region.
Additionally, she added that if there is anything to be done against the things that are happening in the world, like climate change, then this is it. She also spoke about the “VasudhaivKutumbkam” principle. She said Ms. Gabbard said, “So as we build a strong and lasting partnership between our two nations focusing on areas of growth, wealth and opportunity and equality, science, health, environment, security, and counter-terrorism.’
Although Ms. Gabbard won’t be able to visit the rally, the White House has confirmed that Donald Trump will make a joint appearance with PM Modi.