Hindu Sena celebrates Trump's victory in Delhi
Trump swept all key battleground states, including Ohio and North Carolina, to take the White House
Donald Trump won the US presidential election early this morning in a stunning victory, toppling the former First Lady and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who dreamed to become the first women US President.
Reacting to the victory, Hindu Sena, which has been one of the US Republican Presidential candidate's most avid cheerleader in India, started celebration as Trump pulled off a shock US presidential election victory.
[caption id="attachment_326252" align="alignnone" width="542"] Hindu Sena celebrates Donald Trump's victory in Delhi. (Photo: Vijay Pandey)[/caption]
Trump won the race to the White House with 56,897,955 popular votes and 276 electoral votes, compared with 55,877,015 popular votes and 218 electoral votes for Hillary Clinton. The former reality TV presenter swept all key battleground states, including Ohio and North Carolina, to take the White House.
According to a report in AFP, Vishnu Gupta, chief of the ultra-nationalist Hindu Sena, said supporters had taken to the streets to bang traditional drums even before Trump claimed victory and would also distribute sweets.
[caption id="attachment_326251" align="alignnone" width="539"] Hindu Sena celebrates Donald Trump's victory in Delhi. (Photo: Vijay Pandey)[/caption]
Trump has called for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States and Gupta said his message had wide resonance.
"We predicted that he would win five days ago – there is a huge support for him, his ideas, and we could see that," Gupta told the news agency.
[caption id="attachment_326248" align="alignnone" width="546"] Hindu held protests against US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on October 18 in Delhi. (Photo: Vijay Pandey)[/caption]
"Now terrorists will be hunted everywhere in the world, even if they go and hide in a cave. Now only God can help Pakistan. India will now have the support of the US in our efforts against terrorists. We will be together in this. Donald Trump will do what no other US president has been able to do before. We are happy. All terrorists should now run and hide," the Hindu Sena chief said.
[caption id="attachment_326249" align="alignnone" width="549"] Hindu Sena condemned Clinton for attacking and damaging her Republican opponent Donald Trump’s image, and burnt her posters. (Photo: Vijay Pandey)[/caption]
In May this year, Gupta and co. held a special prayer session for Trump in New Delhi back in May when he was seen as a long shot for the presidency, hailing him as a "fighter and a saviour of humanity". The Sena also celebrated his birthday in June with a cake, balloons and posters.