Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on being elected the 45th president of the United States.
Wishing Trump a great tenure at the Oval office, she hoped the relationship between India and the US is further strengthened during his presidency.
“Congratulations @realDonaldTrump on being elected US President. I hope our countries continue to work together closely & remain strong partners,” Rahul tweeted.
In a result that stunned the world, outsider Trump was elected the US president, crushing strongly favoured Democrat rival Hillary Clinton, raising questions over US’s equations with other countries given his hardline stand on tackling terrorism, immigration and protecting domestic jobs.
Riding a wave of anti-establishment resentment in a closely contested race to become the 45th US president, the 70-year-old billionaire businessman, who took to politics only 18 months ago, won with a comfortable margin. He secured 289 electoral college votes against Clinton’s 218. To win the presidential election, a candidate needs 270 of the 538 electoral college votes.