Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Congratulates Modi on Second Term as India’s Prime Minister
May 30, 2019
Washington, DC—Today. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) offered her congratulations to Narendra Modi who was sworn in today as India’s Prime Minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan, official home of the President of India.
“I extend my congratulations to Narendra Modi on the occasion of his being sworn in to serve a second term as India’s Prime Minister. India is the world’s largest democracy, where the recent elections saw over 500 million people cast their votes all across India at nearly 1 million polling places,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. “Through the last several years, we have seen the U.S.-India partnership has continued to grow in areas like regional security and trade.
“It is very important that the United States and India continue to work together to solve some of the most pressing issues facing our world, such as combating climate change, preventing nuclear war and nuclear proliferation, protecting our oceans and rivers, improving the economic well-being of our people, as well as protecting individual freedoms and rights.”
Background: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a former Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans. She was part of a select group of Members of Congress to greet and escort Prime Minister Modi to the podium when he addressed a Joint Session of Congress in June 2016 and has welcomed him to events promoting greater U.S.-India relations. A long-time advocate for greater ties between the U.S. and India, she also congratulated Modi when he was first selected as Prime Minister following the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has also promoted greater trade between Hawai‘i and India as well as broader U.S.-India cooperation across sectors. In 2018, she led the effort to create a Sister-State relationship between Hawai‘i and Goa, India.
About Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is serving her fourth term in the United States House representing Hawaii’s Second District, and serves on the House Armed Services and Financial Services Committees. She previously served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Homeland Security Committee. She was elected to the Honolulu City Council in 2010, and prior to that at age 21, was elected to the Hawaiʻi State Legislature in 2002, becoming the youngest person ever elected in the state. Tulsi Gabbard has served in the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard for 16 years, is a veteran of two Middle East deployments, and continues to serve as a Major. Learn more about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard...
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