As the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its lead campaigner Prime Minister Narendra Modi proceed to a landslide victory on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, international leaders have already begun congratulating their Indian counterpart at his party’s extraordinary performance in the general elections.
With exit polls predicting a clean sweep for the saffron party and its allies, celebrations have broken out in and around BJP offices across India.
The first to extend his wishes to the Prime Minister was Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena who took to micro-blogging website Twitter to congratulate Prime Minister Modi on his return to power. “Congratulations on your victory and the peoples re-endorsement of your leadership. Sri Lanka looks forward to continuing the warm and constructive relationship with India in the future,” said Sirisena.
Congratulations on your victory and the peoples re-endorsement of your leadership.
Sri Lanka looks forward to continuing the warm and constructive relationship with India in the future.@narendramodi
— Maithripala Sirisena (@MaithripalaS) May 23, 2019
Another international leader who took to Twitter in order to congratulate Prime Minister Modi is Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who himself secured a clear path to re-election in April of this year.
The PM of Israel sent out two tweets, one even in Hindi, to congratulate his Indian counterpart. Netanyahu tweeted, “Sincerely greetings to you, my friend Narendra Modi, for your impressive victory in the elections! The election results are another confirmation of your leadership and the way you lead the world’s greatest democracy. Together we will continue to strengthen the great friendship between us and India and Israel and lead it to new heights.”
Congratulations, my friend @Narendramodi, on your impressive election victory! The election results further reaffirm your leadership of the world's largest democracy. Together we will continue to strengthen the great friendship between India & Israel.
Well done, my friend! 🇮🇱🤝🇮🇳
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) May 23, 2019
Prime Minister of Nepal, K.P. Sharma Oli congratulates Prime Minister of India.
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
— K P Sharma Oli (@kpsharmaoli) May 23, 2019
King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a telephonic conversation.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin sends a congratulatory telegram to PM Narendra Modi in connection “with the convincing victory of the BJP at the general parliamentary elections.”
Japanese PM Shinzō Abe congratulates PM Narendra Modi in a telephonic conversation.
China’s Xi Jinping also congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani also tweeted, “Congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a strong mandate from the people of India. The government & the people of Afghanistan look forward to expanding cooperation between our two democracies.
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.
— Ashraf Ghani (@ashrafghani) May 23, 2019