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Will raise issue of immigration laws in the US House: Gabbard

Gabbard said she felt greatly blessed by visiting the ‘land of Krishna, Gandhi and Modi’

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: December 28, 2014 5:05 am
Chief Minister Anandiben Patel with US Representative Tulsi Gabbard, in Gandhinagar on Saturday. (Source: PTI) Chief Minister Anandiben Patel with US Representative Tulsi Gabbard, in Gandhinagar on Saturday. (Source: PTI)

Tulsi Gabbard, the Indian-origin US Congresswoman, says that instead of talking about the origin of terror, it must be fought jointly by all concerned. She was in the city, at the instance of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) to have an interactive session on Indo-US friendship in furtherance of areas of mutual interests.

The US Congress representative from Hawaii said she would raise the issues concerning US immigration laws in the US House when it opens on January 3. Having immense faith in Bhagavad Gita and  yoga practice, Gabbard said she felt greatly blessed by visiting the “land of Krishna, Gandhi and Modi”. Having already visited Bangalore, Goa, Pune, Mumbai, she said she was impressed by the industrial progress Gujarat had made of late.

Gabbard, also a member of the House foreign affairs committee, said the US looked to Asia in a different way that would be mutually beneficial to both sides. She said the Indo-US friendship was passing through a very interesting phase. Modi visit had increased mutual respect which would get further fillip when the US President Barack Obama visits India in January. Gabbard also called on Chief Minister Anandiben Patel in Gandhinagar and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi.

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