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India: Parties seek a policy change from Obama

November 05, 2008 11:11 IST
Last Updated: November 05, 2008 11:35 IST

The Congress on Wednesday expressed confidence that the Indo-US ties, which are on a 'sure and even keel', are expected to grow under the leadership of Barack Obama [Images], who was elected the 44th President of the United States of America today.

"Obama represents youthful energy, exuberant dynamism and a forward looking progressive mindset which is also the spirit animating India," Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi told PTI.

He said the bedrock and foundation of Indo-US relations has been strengthened by the United Progressive Allaince government and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images].

"These relations are therefore not dependent on the personality or political affiliation of any US president," Singhvi said.

BJP pats Obama  

The BJP congratulated Obama and said it looked forward for his illustrious tenure and warm relations with India.

"We congratulate Barack Obama for being elected as the 44th President of the US," BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told PTI.

"We look forward to an illustrious tenure and hope that he will fulfill his election promise of a warm relations with India," Naqvi said.

The BJP is committed for all cooperation and believes that the new American President will pursue a relation of equality between the two large democracies in the world -- India and the US.

Historic, says CPI

The CPI described the election as the US President as "historic" and expressed hope that he would bring about a change in the US policies, particularly towards West and South Asia.

"Obama had sought votes for a change. People have supported him for a change. We hope he can really bring about a changes in the US policies towards the developing world, particularly in West and South Asia," CPI national secretary D Raja told PTI.

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