Obama, Modi Have Buried the Hatchet, Says Gabbard
Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has found some support from US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard before US President Barack Obama’s visit in January.
At an interactive session organised by the Manthana and Mythic Society in Bengaluru on Sunday, Gabbard termed Modi “man on a mission”. She said the two lead- ers had decided to bury the past and look towards the future.
Modi was denied an American visa for many years, after the Godhra incident which claimed thousands of lives in Gujarat. “I think it’s clear from both Modi’s perspective as well as Obama’s perspective that the past has been buried and both are looking towards the future. There was a lot of misinfor- mation that surrounded the event in 2002. Obama visiting India on its Republic Day is further evidence that the past is past and both leaders want to collaborate in a way that benefits both of them,” Gabbard said.
The sole Hindu member of the Congress, Gabbard had taken oath of office on the Bhagavad Gita. On her visit to India, she said, “I have come to visit Lord Krishna’s birthplace and have reflected upon his teachings in the Bhagavad Gita since I was a child. Krishna is my best friend. His teachings to Arjuna and all of us are the foundation and motivation for my life and I will do my best to practise Bhakti Yoga and Karma Yoga to the best of my abilities every day.”
Born in Leloaloa (American Samoa), Gabbard continues to serve as Captain of 29th Brigade Combat Team. She is only one of two combat veterans who served in Iraq in 2004.
US Congresswoman Gabbard says there was a lot of misinformation surrounding the Gujarat riots