Bengaluru: While Houston in gearing up to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will addressing Indian diaspora on the 22nd, back home in India, the issue has been a subject of intense fight.

The Congress party has pointed fingers at the event, saying there was no need for Modi to go to the US to hold such an address.
Kapil Sibal, a senior Congressman. On Tuesday, said, “I hope he organises the events here, but he holds these external extravaganzas for both internal and external consumption. But in think they don’t result in prosperity.”

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Though Kapil Sibal didn’t mince words in mocking Modi and the event, another Congressman Salman Khurshid, had a different tune to sing.
He said, “Modi is going to the US as an Indian representative. I don't think my comment will do right. Our politics is within the country. When PM is going foreign, He will represent India and there is no comment needed."

But another senior leader Abhishek took to twitter and expressed his mocking attitude:

"I think performers are all show-offs anyway. Unless you show off, you're not going to get noticed - Elton John," he said.

In a first in recent days, a US president will be joining hands with an Indian prime minister to co-address the Indian diaspora.

Why is it important?

It is because there will be an opportunity to emphasise the strong ties between the people of the US and India, to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the two nations, and to discuss ways to deepen their energy and trade relationship.
The audience will be an eclectic mixture from as many as 48 states. Among the audience will also be 60 US lawmakers, including senior Democratic Congressman Steny Hoyer.


It’s not just about speeches, cheers and roars! Keeping in mind the entertainment aspect, the organisers have also planned a melange of events in which 400 artistes are expected to perform.