Washington: An American lawmaker has asked the U.S. government to "support openly and fully" the vision and ideas of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, observing that because of his extraordinary leadership his state is now an economic powerhouse of the country.
A non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, Faleomavaega represents America Samoa in the U.S. Congress and is a Democratic Ranking Member to the House Foreign Affairs Sub Committee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment.
He is the only American Congressman to have come out in open support of the Gujarat Chief Minister in the 113th Congress.
The Republican Congressman from Illinois, who supported Modi in the previous 112th Congress, lost the November Congressional elections.
"Shri Modi's vision is rare. His leadership is remarkable. It is because of his extraordinary leadership, Gujarat is now an economic powerhouse with companies like Ford and General Motors also setting up factories in a move that promises to strengthen U.S.-India trade and investment," Faleomavaega said.