Hindu US lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard on Wednesday (18 September) slammed controversial journalist Rana Ayyub for spreading misinformation over her not attending Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega rally in the US.
Ayyub attempted to target BJP supporters by citing a news article to insinuate that Gabbard was trying to distance herself from Modi by refusing an invitation to the Howdy Modi event.
This drew a sharp reaction from Gabbard who cleared the air by saying that she is unable to attend the event due to prior campaign commitments. Gabbard is aspiring to be the Presidential candidate of the Democratic party.
Gabbard also stated that she hopes to meet Prime Minister Modi during his US trip to further improve bilateral relations between the two countries.
Prime Minister Modi would address the Howdy Modi rally on 22 September, he would be joined by Donald Trump. Over 50,000 seats for this rally have been sold out.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.