The ‘Howdy Modi!’ event in Texas will be the first stop in PM Narendra Modi’s week-long U.S. trip. Modi arrives in New York on the evening of September 22 from Houston, where he will address a massive community event along with President Donald Trump.
Modi has been invited by Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies Founder Michael Bloomberg to deliver the keynote address at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in the morning of September 25. Following this, there will be a large number of interactions with CEOs. Later in the afternoon, India will engage with the CARICOM group of countries at the first leaders’ level summit expected to last about two hours. Leaders from Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago will attend this summit.
Indians form about a fifth of 20 million Asian Americans and are often more educated and earn more than other immigrant groups, the Washington-based Pew Research Center found. About 65% of Indian Americans were Democrats or leaned toward the Democrats, according to a 2014 Pew Research paper. For US President Donald Trump, sharing the dais with nationalism champion, Narendra Modi in a climate action platform could draw the minds of Indian Americans towards Republicans. In the upcoming 2020 elections, the Democrats are reportedly stepping up efforts to flip Red states like Texas. There has been a constant political realignment of sorts amongst immigrants as they get influenced when their favorite world leaders get close with other world leaders and talk about issues they are affected by.
PM Narendra Modi’s earlier outings to address Indians in New York, London, Sydney and Toronto have evoked rock-star welcomes, with chanting crowds and song-and-dance shows in sold-out stadiums. ‘Howdy Modi!’ will be another example!
This video of PM Modi & President Trump’s display of friendship had gone viral when they last met. Not to be missed-