US Lawmakers congratulate Modi

WASHINGTON (TIP): US lawmakers, including the only Hindu- American House member, have congratulated Narendra Modi and his BJP for its sweeping election win, calling it “an extraordinary achievement” for Indian voters. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard who represents Hawaii, congratulated Narendra Modi on his Party’s victory.

She released the following statement from Honolulu on the results of the Indian election that concluded earlier this week. “I recently spoke with Narendra Modi by phone and congratulated him and the Bharatiya Janata party for winning a majority vote in India’s Lok Sabha. This election was an extraordinary achievement for the 550 million Indians who voted over the course of six weeks in some 930,000 polling locations.

I look forward to working with Mr. Modi and other members of the Indian government toward our mutual goals of peace, stability, and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region. A partnership between the world’s two largest and greatest democracies is necessary for us to successfully address the many global challenges we face, including economic growth, bilateral trade, the environment, terrorism, and security.”


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Mark R. Warner, Democratic cochair of the bipartisan US Senate India Caucus, congratulated the BJP and Modi, and said he looked “forward to working with the new Indian government to move the USIndia relationship forward.

Mark R. Warner, Democratic co-chair of the bipartisan US Senate India Caucus, congratulated the BJP and Modi said he looked “forward to working with the new Indian government to move the US-India relationship forward. “Once the new government is formed, both the US and India should commit to accomplish some specific actions in the first 100 days to demonstrate that we can work together to get things done.” Warner said he believed “opportunities exist in the areas of defense trade, energy, and foreign direct investment, as well as further efforts to advance the bilateral investment treaty”.

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