World leaders congratulate Modi on resounding election victory

PRAKASH SINGH / AFP

Leaders from across the world have sent congratulatory messages to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his second consecutive victory in the general elections.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan took to Twitter to wish his Indian counterpart.

US President Donald Trump applauded Modi and BJP for "BIG election victory!"

In his message, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he looked forward to work with Modi.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday congratulated his Indian counterpart on social media.

In a telephone call, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope that the two leaders will work jointly to consolidate strategic partnership. 

Congratulations also poured in from China, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, Cyprus, Portugal, Nepal and Tanzania. 

The counting trends show Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) securing a comfortable majority in the lower house of parliament in India.

 

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