Govt says it didn’t incur bills for ‘Howdy-Modi’ occasion in Houston final yr


New Delhi, September 17

The authorities on Thursday stated it didn’t incur any bills for the ‘Howdy-Modi’ occasion within the US metropolis of Houston in September final yr and that it was organised by a not-for-profit group.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi acquired a thunderous reception when he, accompanied by US President Donald Trump, addressed a crowd of over 50,000 Indian-Americans on the occasion in a stadium in Houston on September 22, 2019.

“A US-based not-for-profit organisation namely the Texas India Forum Inc. organised an event titled, ‘Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures’ in Houston on September 22, 2019,” Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan stated within the Lok Sabha.

He was replying to a written query on the occasion.

Specifically requested whether or not the federal government incurred any monetary bills for the occasion or funded its organisers, Muraleedharan stated “no”.

He stated the chairperson of the Texas India Forum Inc. was Jugal Malani, an Indian neighborhood member primarily based in Texas.

“Prime Minister, as part of his visit to the US, participated in the event at the invitation of the organisers and addressed a gathering of members of the Indian-American community and many of their elected representatives,” the minister stated. PTI



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