Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi congratulate Joe Biden, Kamla Harris

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Published: November 8,2020 09:52 AM
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November 8, 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

November 8, 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for their "spectacular victory" in the presidential elections.



Modi said he looked forward to working closely with the US leader once again to take relations between two countries to greater heights.



He also congratulated Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, saying her success is path-breaking and of immense pride for all Indian-Americans.



The Prime Minister said in a tweet that Biden's contribution to strengthening Indo-US relations as Vice President "was critical and invaluable".



"Congratulations @JoeBiden on your spectacular victory! As the VP, your contribution to strengthening Indo-US relations was critical and invaluable. I look forward to working closely together once again to take India-US relations to greater heights," he said.



The Prime Minister expressed confidence that vibrant India-US ties will get stronger with the support and leadership of Kamala Harris.



In a congratulatory message, Sonia Gandhi said India looks forward to a close partnership under the leadership of Biden and Harris.



"Under the wise and mature leadership of President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris, ; India looks forward to a close partnership that will be beneficial to peace and development in our region and around the world," she said.



Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden for his victory in the presidential elections while expressing confidence that the latter will provide America with a 'strong' sense of direction.



"Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden. I'm confident that he will unite America and provide it with a strong sense of direction," Gandhi wrote on Twitter.



He also extended his wishes to Senator Kamala Harris for making history to become the first woman to serve as the Vice President of the United States of America.



"Congratulations, Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris! It makes us proud that the first woman to serve as Vice President of the USA traces her roots to India," Gandhi said in a subsequent tweet.



Biden will be 46th President of the United States. Harris, who was Biden's running mate, will be the first person of Indian descent to serve as US Vice President.