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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the joint meeting of the U.S. Congress at Capitol Hill.

While addressing the Congress Modi revealed his 2022 agenda for India and said “my dream is to economically empower our billion citizens through many social and economic transformations by 2022.”

PM Modi has been invited to Capitol Hill by House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, on request of lawmakers.

Modi is the fifth Indian Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress in Washington DC, Manmohan Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, PV Narasimha Rao and Rajiv Gandhi were the other prime ministers who addressed the joint session during their respective tenures.

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