New Delhi, June 9: Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his address to United States Congress, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday compared his speech with Swami Vivekananda’s speech at World Parliament of Religion in 1893. “I congratulate PM Narendra Modiji for mesmerizing U.S. Congressthrough his brilliant speech,” Singh said in a tweet. “It’s brilliance & scope reminded me of Swami Vivekanand’s Chicago address a century ago,” he added. Also Read - Give Concrete Solutions, Not Plain Speeches: Congress Slams PM Modi Over His Address to Nation

Prime Minister Modi in his historical address at the joint session of the US Congress at Capitol Hill here on Wednesday lauded the bonds between the two nations, saying freedom and liberty were the key elements that strengthened ties between them. He added that both the countries had overcome the hesitations of history. (ALSO READ: Narendra Modi greeted with ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ in Mexico)

In an address peppered with applauses and standing ovations, the Prime Minister emphasised on the successful partnership between ‘natural allies’ India and the U.S., asserting that the importance of freedom and democracy shared by both nations was key to their respective governments.

Praising the U.S. for turning barriers into bridges of partnership, he said that America had stood with India when the support was needed the most, like when terrorists attacked Mumbai in November 2008 and in other economic endeavours as well.

Prime Minister Modi also said India and the United States should come closer and become stronger, and through their shared values do something for the benefit of the world. He further said that his dream is to economically empower India’s citizens through social and economic transformations by 2022, the seventy-fifth anniversary of India’s independence.