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Bipartisan Congressional Resolution Recognizes BJP Landslide

Bipartisan Congressional Resolution Recognizes BJP Landslide Victory

30 May 2014; Washington D.C.: Today the United States House of Representative passed a bipartisan resolution recognizing the historic landslide election victory in India by the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Narendra Modi, the new Indian Prime Minister and the significant opportunity this presents to jump start US-India relations.

The language in the resolution unambiguously declared the importance of India as an ally of the United States, a Congressional commitment to work with “the Modi-led government to advance shared values and interests,” and to strengthen US-India partnership in the “defense, trade, and security arenas.”

The resolution was co-sponsored by Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL), Ed Royce (R-CA), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Peter Roskam (R-IL), Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Pete Sessions (R-AL), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Patrick Murphy (D-FL), George Holding (R-NC), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), and Ami Bera (D-CA).

USINPAC Chairman Sanjay Puri, commented: “We are thrilled with this bipartisan resolution which we have urged since the May 16 announcement of the election results. We will continue to provide briefing and updates to Members of Congress and staff. We have urged our members in every Congressional District to also reach out to their Congressman and urge their support for this resolution.”


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