Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on her victory.
The history-making rise of a daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants was hailed by many from across the world as the results of the United States’ presidential elections were out late Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also one of them.
Congratulating US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on her victory, PM Modi tweeted on Sunday, “Heartiest congratulations Kamala Harris! Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans. I am confident that the vibrant India-US ties will get even stronger with your support and leadership.”
The 56-year-old California Senator, also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, represents the multiculturalism that defines the United States, but is largely absent from Washington’s power centres.
Her Black identity has allowed her to speak in personal terms in a year of reckoning over police brutality and systemic racism. As the highest-ranking woman ever elected in American government, her victory gives hope to women who were devastated by Hillary Clinton’s defeat four years ago.