Big boost! Now, United States lawmakers want PM Narendra Modi to address US Congress

If this turns into a reality, it will be a major shot in the arm for PM Narendra Modi.

Updated: Apr 21, 2016, 16:56 PM IST
Big boost! Now, United States lawmakers want PM Narendra Modi to address US Congress

Washington DC: If this turns into a reality, it will be a major shot in the arm for PM Narendra Modi.

Four US lawmakers have written to House Speaker Paul Ryan asking him to invite PM Modi to address a joint meeting of the US Congress, according to a report in TOI.

The PM's address may take place during his visit to US on June 7-8.

Reportedly, the US lawmakers in their letter to the speaker has said, "We believe this (PM Modi's US visit) is an ideal opportunity for the Congress to hear directly from the PM."

"Inviting Prime Minister Modi to address a Joint Meeting will allow Congress to express support for this special global partnership," the letter by the US lawmakers mentioned.

Signatories to the letter include Ed Royce, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, ranking member Eliot Engel, and Congresmen George Holding and Ami Bera.

Noteworthy, Ami Bera is the only Indian-American lawmaker in Congress.