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Modi Takes a Dig at ‘Harmonious’ US Congress, Rajya Sabha

PM Modi drew laughter from the US Congress with a tongue-in-cheek reference to the rough politics of India and US

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PM Modi drew laughter from Congressmen and women at Capitol Hill with a tongue-in-cheek reference to the rough and tumble politics of India and the US - by saying that “harmony” and bipartisanship could be seen equally in the US Congress as well as in India’s Upper House.

I am informed that the working of the US Congress is harmonious. I am also told that you are well-known for your bipartisanship... Well, you are not alone.
Narendra Modi, Indian PM

He went on to add that India’s Upper House too is known for a similar spirit. “Time and again, I have also witnessed a similar spirit in the Indian Parliament, especially in our Upper House,” he joked to great applause. The ruling coalition is in a minority in the Rajya Sabha, that has allowed the opposition, led by the Congress, to block key legislation and reforms.

Video courtesy: ANI

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