Seven years ago, PM Modi was the fifth Indian Prime Minister from the country to address a joint session of the US Parliament. Prior to him, the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had addressed the joint session on 19 July 2005, Atal Bihari Vajpayee (14 September 2000), PV Narasimha Rao (18 May 1994) and Rajiv Gandhi on 13 July 1985. Now he will be the first Indian Prime Minister to do this twice.
Top leaders of the US Congress said in a statement that on behalf of the leadership of the US House of Representatives and the Senate, it is an honor for us to invite Prime Minister Modi to address a joint sitting of Congress (Parliament) on June 22. President Joe Biden will host Prime Minister Modi on his state visit to the US, which will also include a state dinner on 22 June.