Donald Trump congratulates PM Modi for 'BIG' win
Washington: 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.
Prime Minister Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party towards a super-sized victory for a second term in office.
"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.
The 2019 general election in India was held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19.
Congratulating PM Modi and his party for their "landslide victory", Congressman Jim Banks tweeted, "The relationship between India and the United States has never been stronger!"
Congressman Brad Sherman hailed PM Modi's re-election and congratulated "the world's most populous democracy" for holding "another successful election".
Another Congressman, Brian Fitzpatrick, said he look forward to continuing strengthening of ties between the US and India under Modi administration.