Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that there was nothing new in Modi's speech as he highlighted the same points which he does in India.

Congress' Rajiv Shukla welcomed the new announcements which he made as the Prime Minister for Indian community in America.

Meanwhile, BJP leader JP Nadda said that Prime Minister Modi's speech was inspirational for not only India but for the entire world.

BJP leader Sambit Patra said that the Prime Minister highlighted all the issues including cleanliness, rekindling the image of Mahatma Gandhi and lifetime visa in a very precise manner.

The prime minister addressed a 20,000 strong Indian diaspora crowd at the Madison Square Garden in New York Sunday, where he promised to deliver on the electoral promises and also exhorted the Indian-American community to join in the development effort for India.

Indian-Americans from across the nation gave a "rock star" treatment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the prestigious Madison Square Garden in the Big Apple, where nearly 20,000 strong gathering of Indian Diaspora welcomed the Indian leader.

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