- Title: Indian Hindu group celebrates Trump’s U.S. presidential win with street dance
- Date: 9th November 2016
- Summary: POSTER OF TRUMP WITH A TILAK (A RELIGIOUS MARK) ON HIS FOREHEAD
- Embargoed: 24th November 2016 09:56
- Keywords: India Trump supporters celebration street dance U.S. elections
- Location: NEW DELHI, INDIA
- City: NEW DELHI, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00257Q2G5J
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- Story Text: Members of an Indian right-wing Hindu group danced and distributed sweets on the streets of New Delhi on Wednesday (November 9) to celebrate Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. Presidential elections.
President elect Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.
With drums beating and speakers blaring loud music, the Hindu Sena, or Hindu Army, gathered at Jantar Mantar - New Delhi's answer to London's Speakers' Corner - broke into impromptu dance to mark Trump's victory.
"Donald Trump has won and he has won with a majority. We are celebrating his victory. The world is suffering from terrorism. Now, this menace will be finished and the world will live in peace," said President of the Hindu Sena, Vishnu Gupta.
Trump's Hindu supporters carried posters bearing the slogans, "India Loves Trump" and held portraits of Trump with a Tilak, or religious mark, on his forehead and even offered sweets to his poster.
The billionaire tycoon had pledged that the United States and India would be "best friends" if he is elected and that he would boost intelligence sharing with India in the battle against Islamic militants.
Trump, who at 70 will be the oldest first-term U.S. president, came out on top after a bitter and divisive campaign that focused largely on the character of the candidates and whether they could be trusted to serve as the country's 45th president.
The presidency will be his first elected office, and it remains to be seen how he will work with Congress. During the campaign Trump was the target of sharp disapproval, not just from Democrats but from many in his own party.
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