World leaders across the world have congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his historic electoral victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
With around half the 600 million votes cast counted, Election Commission data showed Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning 300 of India’s 543 elected lower house seats. Here’s how the world leaders reacted to PM Modi’s record victory:
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for his party’s performance in the election. “I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia,” Khan said.
Canada President Justin Trudeau
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau congratulated Narendra Modi on behalf of Canada. He looks forward to continuing to work with Modi to improve the lives of Canadians and Indians alike. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau:On behalf of Govt of Canada,I congratulate PM Narendra Modi on his re-election.I look forward to continuing to work with him to improve lives of Canadians & Indians alike through education & innovation, investing in trade & investment, & fighting climate change
Chinese President Xi Jinping
Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appeared headed to retain power for the second term, saying he looked forward to working with the Indian leader again.
Xi, who met Modi in a never-seen-before setting at Wuhan last year, said he attached great importance to Sino-India ties and take them to new heights. “On the occasion of the National Democratic Alliance winning the 17th Lok Sabha elections on India under your (Modi) leadership, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations,” Xi said in a letter to Modi.
US President Donald Trump
Trump took to Twitter to congratulate PM Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Congratulations to Prime Minister @NarendraModi and his BJP party on their BIG election victory! Great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm. I look forward to continuing our important work together!
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin sends congratulatory telegram to PM Narendra Modi in connection “with the convincing victory of the BJP at the general parliamentary elections.”
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi as the BJP-led NDA government appeared set to retain power for a second term at the Centre.
King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a telephonic conversation.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong “welcomed India’s deepening engagement in the region”.
Bhutan, Australia, Vietnam and Portugal Prime Ministers Lotay Tshering, Scott Morrison, Nguyen Xuan Phuc and António Costa, respectively, as well as Tanzanian President John Magufuli extended their congratulations to the Indian leader and sought to boost bilateral relations. – email@example.com