Despite his ‘friendship’ with Donald Trump, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday strongly disapproved attempts by the violent supporters of the outgoing us President to disrupt the proceedings of the American Congress and stop it from officially clearing the way for Joe Biden to require over.

Modi not only termed the protest by the supporters of Trump as “unlawful”, but also stressed on “orderly and peaceful transfer of power” in Washington D.C.

“Distressed to ascertain news about rioting and violence in Washington DC. Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue,” the Prime Minister posted on Twitter. “The democratic process can’t be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests,” he added.

He is among the various world leaders to publicly condemn violent protests staged by the supporters of the outgoing US President within the Capitol Hill of Washington D.C.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern too tweeted to disapprove the plan to disrupt the proceedings of the American Congress and stop it from certifying the results of the US presidential elections.

At least four people died and 52 were arrested as Trump’s supporters stormed into the Capitol Hill – shortly after the outgoing US President delivered a speech during a rally, reiterating that he would never concede defeat to Biden.

Biden won 306 of the 538 body votes within the elections held in November 2020, leaving Trump far behind with only 232.

Trump, however, continued to challenge the result of the election, alleging irregularities in conduct of the polling and counting of votes in several battleground states, even after 61 of the 62 lawsuits filed by him and his lawyers were rejected by the courts across the US.

Modi’s strongly-worded tweet disapproving the violent protests by the supporters of Trump also seemed to be a move by New Delhi to distance from the outgoing US President and to succeed in bent the incoming administration of Biden.

 

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