The best quotes of PM Modi’s speech addressing to the US Parliament at the Capitol Hill are:
** I(Modi) commend the members of US Congress for sending a clear message to those who preach and practice terrorism for political gains
** You are well-known for your bipartisanship. I have also witnessed a similar spirit in Indian Parliament, especially in Upper House: PM Modi
** We thank you for being there when the partnership needed you the most. You have also stood by us in times of sorrow. India will never forget the solidarity shown by the US Congress when terrorists from across our border attacked Mumbai in November of 2008.
** India applauds the great sacrifices of the men & women from ‘The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave’ in service of mankind
** 800 million of my countrymen may exercise the freedom of franchise once every five years. But, all the 1.25 billion of our citizens have freedom from fear, a freedom they exercise every moment of their lives.
** India’s strong economy and growth rate of 7.6% per annum, is creating new opportunities for our mutual prosperity
** SIRI tells us that India’s ancient heritage of Yoga has over 30 million practitioners in the US
** No wonder then, that former Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee called India and the US ‘natural allies’
** Today, a mere distance of three miles separates the Martin Luther King memorial at Tidal Basin from the statue of Gandhi at Massachusetts Avenue. This proximity of their memorials in Washington mirrors the closeness of ideals and values they believed in.
** The genius of Norman Borlaug brought the Green Revolution and food security to India
** Although its shadow is spreading across the world, terrorism is incubated in India’s neighbourhood. Humanity must speak in one voice. Terrorism must be delegitimized
** Often, India and the US have combined their strengths in science, technology and innovation to help fight hunger, poverty, diseases and illiteracy in different parts of the world.
** Today, across the streets and institutions, in its villages and cities, anchored in equal respect for all faiths; and in the melody of hundreds of its languages and dialects. India lives as one; India grows as one; India celebrates as one.