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Chair Cardin Statement on 2024 Elections in India

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a statement on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in India.

“Congratulations to the people of India for concluding their elections, with votes cast at over a million polling stations throughout the country over the course of just a few weeks’ time. The people of India have again demonstrated their commitment to the democratic process, casting their votes in spite of this year’s intense heatwaves.

“The U.S.-India partnership is, and will remain, important for regional and global prosperity for many years to come. I look forward to strengthening this relationship, and believe it will endure so long as it is founded in mutual respect and trust, and a commitment to democratic values. As political leaders begin to form a new government, I reaffirm my support for the people of India in their continued efforts to strengthen justice and the rule of law, to enhance transparent governance, and to safeguard human rights.”