Donald Trump to join PM Modi

Donald Trump to join PM Modi in Houston to address 50,000 Indian-Americans, says White House

  • 16th Sep 2019

This is for the first time in recent history that the leaders of the two largest democracies would be addressing a joint rally anywhere in the world.
Ending speculation around whether he will make a joint appearance with Prime Minister Modi, U.S. President Donald Trump’s participation in the September 22 ‘Howdy, Modi!’ diaspora event in Houston has been confirmed. The U.S. President will also address the gathering – expected to be in the “tens of thousands” as per the White House Press Secretary.
" It will be an incredible chance to underline the solid ties between the individuals of the United States and India, to reaffirm the vital association between the world's most established and biggest majority rule governments, and to talk about approaches to develop their vitality and exchange relationship," an announcement from the Press Secretary said.
More than 50,000 individuals have enrolled for the occasion, which will be held at Houston's NRG Arena. Mr. Trump's conceivable participation was first detailed by The Wire on Saturday – which likewise said a declaration on the India-US exchange bundle (reports of which were conveyed by the media before) might be made during the Houston occasion.
"This special occasion unites the President of the world's most powerful vote based system, the Prime Minister of the world's biggest vote based system, and a bipartisan designation of governors, Members of Congress, Mayors, and other open authorities," an announcement from Texas India Forum, coordinators of Sunday's occasion.
The joint appearance has been scheduled at a crucial time for US-India ties. A number of U.S. lawmakers, almost all of them Democrats, have raised concerns around India’s abrogation of Article 370 (special status for Kashmir) in early August. The two countries are also attempting to resolve challenges in their trading relationship. With the U.S. Presidential elections looming in 2020, Mr. Modi’s presence could also help Mr. Trump with the Indian-American vote.

Quality of Ties and Personal Chemistry: Indian Ambassador

India's Ambassador to the U.S., Harsh Vardhan Shringla said Mr. Trump's interest reflects both the quality of the ties between the two nations just as the individual science between the Prime Minister and the President.
"The two heads tending to the 'Howdy Mody' occasion is notable and remarkable. It reflects not just the closeness and solace levels in the relationship yet additionally the individual science and companionship between Prime Minister Modi and President Trump," Mr. Shringla said. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, the second-positioning individual from the Democratic initiative in the House, will likewise address the social affair, the Ambassador said.

Protests Planned

Dissents have likewise been gotten ready for Sunday in Houston. A few Sikhs and Kashmiri Muslims had composed a "dress practice" challenge in Houston on Saturday, The Houston Chronical detailed. The Indian American Muslim Council, a promotion bunch for Indian Muslims in the U.S., conveyed an electronic notice and publication, requesting that individuals join the Houston (and New York) challenges the administration's Article 370 activity and ensuing limitations in Kashmir, the NRC issue in Assam , just as the treatment of minorities in India.



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