As more and more world leaders acknowledged Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s landslide victory in the Lok Sabha polls, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May also congratulated her Indian counterpart. May expressed her eagerness towards the bilateral equations going from strength to strength. PM Modi also asserted his commitment to strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries in the future.
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The official Twitter handle of the UK Prime Minister posted, “Congratulations @narendramodi on your re-election as Prime Minister of #India. I look forward to the UK's relationship with India continuing to go from strength to strength during your second term." – PM @Theresa_May.”
PM Modi replied, “Thank you @10DowningStreet @theresa_may for your wishes. I am committed to further strengthening the strategic partnership between India and UK in the years ahead.”
Like Modi's victory made headlines on Thursday, May was also in the news on Friday for announcing that she will be resigning as PM on June 7.
The leaders of most of the major countries like USA, Pakistan, France, Japan, China, Russia, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, among others had earlier expressed their good wishes to PM Modi for retaining his position in the elections.
The elections, that kicked off April 11, were held in seven phases, and concluded on May 19. PM Modi’s National Democratic Alliance won 354 seats, while Congress-led UPA failed to reach three-figure mark and won just 95 seats.