World leaders applaud Modi for resounding electoral performance

London: Several world leaders on Thursday congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the trends show the ruling NDA moving towards a sterling victory in the general election.
Elections on 542 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats were held between April 11 and May 19.
The Lok Sabha election results 2019 are being announced on Thursday. A party or alliance needs 272 seats to form government at the Centre and the NDA is likely to win more seats than the requirement.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory telegram to PM Narendra Modi in connection “with the convincing victory of the BJP at the general parliamentary elections.
“President of the Peoples Republic of China, Xi Jinping, congratulated PM Narendra Modi. He conveyed his message in telephonic conversation with the Indian leader. Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has also congratulated PM Narendra Modi. Abe also made a phone call to Modi.
With preliminary results indicating that Modi is headed for another five year term, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wasted no time in congratulating the leader who has brought Indo-Israeli ties to new heights.
“Heartiest congratulations, my friend @Narendramodi, on your impressive victory in the elections,” Netanyahu wrote in a Hebrew tweet.
“The election results are more validation of your leadership and the way in which you lead the largest democracy in the world. Together we will continue to strengthen the great friendship between us and between India and Israel and bring it to new peaks,” Netanyahu said.
The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, however, was among the firsts who congratulated Mr Modi.
“Congratulations on your victory and the people’s re-endorsement of your leadership. Sri Lanka looks forward to continuing the warm and constructive relationship with India in the future @narendramodi,” he said on his Twitter handle.
Renil Wickremesinghe, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka took to Twitter to congratulate his Indian compatriot Narendra Modi after poll results show a staggering victory for the Indian Prime Minister in the Lok Sabha polls.
Wickremesinghe said he is looking forward to working closely with the Indian Prime Minister.
This comes after India showed groundbreaking support toward Sri Lanka after the recent Easter Bombings which took place on 21st April in six churches and hotels which led to the death of as many as 150 people. India provided intelligence support to its southern neighbour.
Congratulating Modi, Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli said he looked forward to work closely with him.
“I extend warmest congratulations to Prime Minister @narendramodi ji for landslide election victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. I wish all success ahead. I look forward to working closely with you. #PMOIndia.”
King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck congratulated Narendra Modi over telephone.
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani also tweeted a congratulatory message to Narendra Modi.
“Congratulations to PM @narendramodi on a strong mandate from the people of India. The government and the people of Afghanistan look forward to expanding cooperation between our two democracies in pursuit of regional cooperation, peace and prosperity for all of South Asia.” Mr Ghani said. (UNI)

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