"I think, the new Prime Minister is trying to move in a different direction and realises the wisdom and importance of private sector. Unfortunately we have got a President who is not convinced of that in this country," Republican Senator Mitch McConnell said in his remarks during the launch of Republican Hindu Coalition.

Advocating the need for a stronger Indo-US ties, Pete Sessions, Chairman of House Rules Committee, said under Modi's tenure there is much greater realisation of strengthening the ties between the two largest democracies of the world.

Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin said there is need to embrace free market system to address the challenge of unemployment and poverty.

"Better relationship between India and America would be a recipe for peace and prosperity of the world. It's a joint venture," said Congressman George Holding, Co-Chair of the Congressional India caucus.

Senator Rob Portman from Ohio, who was instrumental in bringing Indian mangoes to the US during the Bush administration, said there is a unique opportunity to strengthen ties between India and the US.

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