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Rare 20 year old pictures of Modi outside White House goes viral

PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the US has been talked about at great length. Its interesting that till a few months back before he became the PM, Modi was not even sure of getting a visa to travel to the US. This followed a visa ban in 2005 imposed by the George W Bush government over the 2002 Gujarat riots. With a monumental shift of power in the Indian political scenario, the US now calls the visa ban a ‘thing of the past’.

But unknown to most people, Narendra Modi has infact visited the US 2 decades back. Back then, a much younger Narendra Modi had been invited  by ACYPL (American Council of Young Political Leaders) along with some other political leaders and took a picture in front of the white house, completely oblivious to the fact that twenty years hence, he would be invited back as the PM of the largest democracy in the world.

G Kishen Reddy, the BJP president of Telangana  has posted couple of pictures of his visit with PM Narendra Modi to the white house 20 years ago on his facebook page.

Modi’s first speech as the PM of India in the US will be held at the iconic Madison Square Garden, the tickets for which have been entirely sold out just like the tickets to a Knicks match or a concert, such is the soaring popularity of the Indian PM. The square which has a capacity of 18500 people has already seen demand for over 40,000 tickets, according to media reports. 

The PM will be brimming with confidence on his maiden visit to the US  after coming to power in May this year and in light of recent events in India – the historic success of the Mars orbiter Mission by ISRO and the launch of the ‘Make in India’ campaign.

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