PM Modi is the third Indian leader to go on a state visit to the US. Before PM Modi, Manmohan Singh and President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan went on a state visit to America. However, so far no Indian Prime Minister had addressed the US Parliament twice.
Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who went on a US tour, created history in the US Parliament on Friday. PM Modi addressed the US Parliament for the second time. With this, PM Modi has become the first Prime Minister of India to address the US Parliament. During PM Modi’s nearly 58-minute speech in the US Parliament, he received standing ovation 15 times. There was applause 79 times during his speech. In his speech, PM Modi told how India-US friendship is scaling new heights.
Prime Minister Modi is the third Indian leader to go on a state visit to the US. Before PM Modi, Manmohan Singh went on a state visit to America in November 2009 and President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan in June 1963. Although till now no Indian Prime Minister had addressed the US Parliament twice. At the same time, only a few selected leaders of the world have addressed twice in the US Parliament.
Second only to Benjamin Netanyahu
PM Modi has become the first Indian PM to address the US Parliament twice. Israel’s PM is second only to Benjamin Netanyahu, who has addressed it three times. At the same time, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and former South African President Nelson Mandela are among the few leaders of the world who have addressed the US Parliament twice.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had addressed the US Congress i.e. the US Parliament during his visit to America in June 2016. 7 years ago PM Modi was the 5th Indian Prime Minister of the country to address the joint session of the US Parliament. Prior to him, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed a joint session of the US Parliament on 19 July 2005, Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 14 September 2000, PV Narasimha Rao on 18 May 1994 and Rajiv Gandhi on 13 July 1985.