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Monday, Oct 21, 2019

‘Howdy, Modi!’: PM Modi flaunts his regular jacket-kurta combo at ‘Howdy Modi’ in Houston

Taking a cue from the hit pastels trend, Modi donned plain yellow full-sleeved kurta paired with his signature taut churidar. He paired the summery kurta with a grey sleeveless jacket, now identified as Modi jacket. His dark grey jacket had criss-cross lines of a lighter shade of the same colour all over.

world Updated: Sep 23, 2019 04:16 IST
HT Correspondent
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New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi opted for his staple ensemble for the mega event ‘Howdy Modi!’ in Houston, Texas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi opted for his staple ensemble for the mega event ‘Howdy Modi!’ in Houston, Texas.(AP)

Sticking to his regular basic kurta ensemble, PM Narendra Modi walked into the NRG stadium in Houston, evoking cheers and thunderous applause from the Indian-American crowd in attendance on Sunday.

In what was his second mega event in United States of America after the 2014 Madison Square Garden,, PM Modi made an appearance in plain yellow full-sleeved kurta and a grey sleeveless jacket paired with his signature churidar.

Dressed subtly, PM Modi roused the enthusiasm among the Indian diaspora with his nearly 50 minute speech.

Modi, flanked by the US President Donald Trump, arrived to a rockstar’s welcome at a stadium which often hosts stars such as Beyonce and Bono of U2. Chants of ‘Modi, Modi’ gripped the stadium as the prime minister stepped onto the dias to address the crowd. The event had garnered public attention in the last week as the two world leaders were expected to share the stage.

Over 50,000 Indian-Americans are believed to be in the venue which also has President Donald Trump in attendance. The event is billed as the largest gathering ever for an elected foreign leader visiting the US, other than the pope.

Earlier, there were cultural performances with dhols and kirtans, Indian songs and dance enthralling the audience. In a symbolic gesture, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner handed the Indian PM ‘keys’ to the city.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Sep 23, 2019 00:03 IST

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