Obama, Modi Have Buried the Hatchet, Says Gab­bard

The New Indian Express - - INDIA -

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

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