Narendra Modi Supporters Across United States Organize Victory PartiesMay 29, 2019 15:06
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Indian American supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party and several other organizations held victory parties across the United States to celebrated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election in the general elections and expressed hope that it will further enhance ties between the U.S. and India.
Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) Houston organized "NAMO Victory Celebrations" in which over 500 people, including members from political and local parties and leaders from various supporting organizations, took part.
OFBJP Chicago and Atlanta also organized victory celebrations over this weekend and hundreds of Indian Americans participated in the events.
Congratulating Prime Minister Modi on his stunning election victory, Indo American Chamber of Greater Houston (IACCGH) president Swapan Dhairyawan said, "We firmly believe that the country will prosper under a strong and proven leadership of Modi and indicated that this historic win will further enhance trade and economic growth between our two democracies".
The voice of the Indo-American business community, IACCGH, has been instrumental in facilitating commerce between the U.S. and India for the past two decades.
Indian-American groups also celebrated India's election results at the India House.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in a message to Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla, said that he viewed Modi's election as "very important to the future of India."
"Texas looks forward to continuing working with you as we advance the economics of India and Texas," Abbott said.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, in a congratulatory message, invited Modi to his city in Texas. "I would like to assure you of my commitment to continue strengthening relations between Houston and India, creating more business and trade opportunities, and improving the quality of life for all that call Houston home," Turner said.
The Mayor also tweeted, "'bahut bahut badhai' on his re-election as prime minister of #India, a key trade and cultural partner with #Houston and invited the PM to visit America's most diverse big city! #IndianElections2019 .
Mayor Sylvester Turner wishes @narendramodi 'bahut bahut badhai' on his re-election as prime minister of #India, a key trade and cultural partner with #Houston -- and invites the PM to visit America's most diverse big city! #IndianElections2019 pic.twitter.com/YVjPXHfmQh— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) May 23, 2019
By Sowmya Sangam