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PM Modi congratulates Donald Trump on being elected as 45th U.S. President

Updated: Nov 09, 2016 14:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on being elected as the 45th United States President and asserted that he looks forward to working him to elevate India-US bilateral ties.

Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minster extended his wishes to the triumphant president-elect.

"We appreciate the friendship you have articulated towards India during your campaign. We look forward to working with you closely to take India-US bilateral ties to a new height," he said.

After the media exploded with Trump's victory, Trump took to the stage and pledged to begin the "urgent task of rebuilding our nation" while also bringing Americans together.

Speaking at his victory party in a New York hotel ballroom, Trump said Democratic rival Hillary Clinton called him to concede the race.

"I just received a call from Secretary Clinton," Mr. Trump said. "She congratulated us-this is about us-on our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign," Trump said.

Trump, who has in the past threatened to punish his critics, said he was seeking to appeal even to those who hadn't supported him.

Trump's surprising performance at the polls ended Hillary Clinton's quest to make history as the first female president of the United States.

The 70-year-old celebrity businessman who had never before run for office, is poised to become the oldest president ever elected to a first term. (ANI)

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Updated: Feb 25, 2017 22:13 IST

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