Washington, May 24 : US President Donald Trump on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his “big” election victory, saying “great things” are in store for bilateral ties between the two nations with the Indian premier’s re-election.
“Congratulations to Prime Minister @NarendraModi and his BJP party on their BIG election victory!” Trump tweeted.
“Great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm. I look forward to continuing our important work together!” he said, as congratulatory messages from various parts of the US poured in.
Congressman Eliot L Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, wished Indians, who over the course of the past five weeks, voted to elect a new government.
“Voting is one of the most important rights – and responsibilities – of those living in a democracy, and I congratulate the 600 million Indians who exercised this right,” he said.
“The Indian people have spoken, and the United States Congress looks forward to continue working with India, and the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government to advance our shared goals on a host of issues, including human rights, defence, trade and economic growth, and climate change,” Engel said.