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National leaders divided over PM’s “Howdy Modi” event; Congress attacks Modi for supporting Trump

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the “Howdy Modi” event in Houston on Sunday. The gathering was organized to address the Indian diaspora living in the United States. It was attended by over 50,000 people in the NRG Football Stadium.

Narendra Modi wrote a grateful message on Twitter to extend his thankful greetings to the audience. He said he was impressed with the energy of the Houston population.

Narendra Modi’s event has left the national leaders on the opposite sides. While some leaders and celebrities praised the Prime Minister for his efforts to reach out to the Indian population in the US, others took a hit at him for different reasons. BJP leader Gautam Gambhir shared his feelings with the grand entry of Narendra Modi on social media.

Home Minister Amit Shah shared the picture of an audience-packed event at Houston. He thanked Narendra Modi for leading India ahead in the world.

However, the event did not go well down with the Congress leaders. Former Union Finance Minister took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s ‘Howdy Modi‘ event. P Chidambaram slammed the Modi for his comment “Bharat mai Sab accha hai.”

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Tweeted message by P Chidambaram

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also attacked the Modi over the huge expense of the event. It is being reported that the Houston event is the costliest Indian-American gathering ever.

Another leader from the Congress party, Anand Sharma also slammed Narendra Modi. He accused Modi of campaigning for Donald Trump. The USA will go to polls in 2020. The event has been described as a way to increase the profile of President Donald Trump among the Indian community.

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