WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), co-chair of the bipartisan U.S. Senate India Caucus, said in a statement: “I offer my congratulations to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Narendra Modi, and I look forward to working with the new Indian government to move the U.S.-India relationship forward.
House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and an active member of the India Caucus:
“I congratulate Narendra Modi on being elected as the next Prime Minister of India. This is a historic moment for India, and I will work closely with Prime Minister-elect Modi to strengthen the important relationship between our two countries. It is now time to look to the future. I urge the Administration to assure the Prime Minister-elect that he will be granted a visa. I have met with Mr. Modi in India, and I look forward to meeting him again in the United States.”
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
HONOLULU, HI – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) said on the results of the Indian election:
“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.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) congratulated the Indian people on taking part in the world’s largest exercise in democracy:
“We applaud the Indian people for voting in record numbers in democratic elections that were widely regarded as free and fair, We look forward to working with representatives of the new government to strengthen US - India relations, promote human rights and pluralism, and address issues of concern to the Hindu diaspora.”
ATLANTA, GA - The United States Hindu Alliance congratulated Narendra Modi for winning the general elections of 2014.
“For the past 13 years, Modi had met every challenge he faced by converting each of them to an opportunity. His integrity, simple lifestyle, hard work, and a keen desire to innovate continuously to better serve his constituents have helped him win the hearts and minds of the people of India. For a person who had to face such insurmountable challenges, including significant personal attacks for more than a decade, Modi has acted like a true statesman. We applaud his historic achievements and victory.
USHA also applauds the resolve of the Indian public to participate in the elections in such large numbers and strengthen India’s democratic culture. In spite of the scorching heat, India recorded the highest percentage of voter turnout since independence.”