Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated US President Elect Joe Biden on his victory, and said he was eager to work “closely” with him.
Modi tweeted late Saturday that Biden had won Pennsylvania, a major battleground that gave Democrats the necessary electoral college votes to push to the 270-finish line, the number of votes needed to win the presidency. Modi also wished Kaman Harris, Biden the running mate who would be the first female vice president of the US.
Biden’s victory sparked a nail-biting presidential race that dragged on for five days as the race neared calls in major states. While Biden’s victory seemed almost fixed on Friday, it still took until Saturday for the official numbers to pile up in his favor.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind also extended his wishes towards Biden and Harris. During the Indian conference in the Indian Conference, from Omar Abdullah to DMK’s M.K. Stalin and Nationalist Congress Party’s Supriya Sule – also tweeted and congratulated Biden and Harris.
The Congress president said in a statement, “Sonia Gandhi, the party president, has given a hearty congratulations to the US President-elect Joe Biden on behalf of Congress. He congratulated Senator Kamala Harris on her election.” , Reported to ANI.
Earlier in the night, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also congratulated Biden, saying he was confident that the 79-year-old would “unite America and give it a strong direction.” The first woman vice president of America will be. Harris is also the first Indian American to achieve the top position.
“It makes us proud that the first woman to serve as the Vice President of the United States of America has her roots in India,” Gandhi said.