Indian Americans rejoice at Obama re-election
Posted on: 05:40 AM IST Nov 09, 2012
Washington: The Indian Americans have welcomed the re-election of the US President Barack Obama, who in his first term appointed a record number of community members to high administration post.
Elated at his "historic victory", the Indian Americans, who voted overwhelmingly for him, hope that his second term would further strengthen India-US relationship. Even the Republicans, who campaigned against him during the election season, hoped that Obama will be able give a new thrust to the relationship.
"We need to bring President Obama of his promise to Indian Parliament to secure a seat in the UN Security Council which has not seen much of light since he returned from India. We also hope that President Obama will be India friendly on the issue of out sourcing defence treaties, US investments in
India that would help to create more jobs in both the countries," Dr Sampat Shivangi, who was delegate to the Republican National Convention this year, said.
"I am certain that the warm relationship and the enduring partnership between US and India will continue to grow under the stewardship of President Obama," said George Abraham, president of Indian National Overseas Congress (INOC), USA.
Barack Obama has won a hard fought battle against Mitt Romney where Asian Indians have supported him with a very wide margin, he said referring to the opinion and exit polls in which the community members voted overwhelmingly for him.