Trump had earlier addressed the community in Hindi.
Hillary Clinton wished all Indian Americans a happy Diwali and said she looks forward to celebrating next year’s Diwali with the community from the White House if elected as the first woman President of the United States.
In a statement issued by her campaign managers, Ms. Clinton said: “. nearly a billion Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists around the world—including more than two million Americans—will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. For members of these faiths, lighting the lamp (the diya) is a reminder that light prevails over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil.”
She also added: “Here in the United States, it is a tribute to the Indian American community that Diwali is celebrated with such beauty and joy. Regardless of our personal faith, Diwali reminds us that diversity is one of our greatest strengths as a nation, that light prevails over darkness, and that dharma—righteousness or goodness—must guide us toward a better tomorrow. If I have the honor of serving as president, I will be committed to building an Administration that reflects such diversity, including continuing White House celebrations of Diwali,” she said.
“To those of you celebrating this joyous occasion, I wish you and your loved ones a Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak,” she said.
A week back, Republican candidate Donald Trump had appeared in a campaign video of Republican Hindu Coalition addressing the Indian American community in Hindi.
The Democratic Party candidate is passing through a rough phase in her election campaign after the FBI Chief James Comey renewed the investigation into her use of private email server. In the meanwhile, her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump has accepted the unexpected twist with glee and has made it the focal issue in the campaign.
Causing more worries to the Democratic candidate, new stats show that her lead has dropped to less than 2%, which means the November 8 election results could see close shaves. A week back, Hillary had 12% lead over Trump, mainly because of her performance during the open debate. With the FBI chief opening the Pandora box of private email server once again, Hillary is on the offensive.