Imran Khan, Trump, Putin & Other Leaders Congratulate PM Modi
After the Bhartiya Janata Party-led NDA's historic victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued to receive congratulatory messages from leaders across the globe for returning to power.
Sweeping the 2019 polls, the NDA secured over 350 seats with the BJP alone bagging 303 seats.
This was also a historic moment in Indian politics as PM Modi became the first non-Congress prime minister to get re-elected with a stronger majority.
1. Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu
The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hindi and said, “Congratulations to my dear friend Narendra Modi, for such great results. This just proves your leadership in one of the world’s biggest democracy. We will continue to strengthen our friendship between India and Israel".
2. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, tweeted: "Congratulations to Narendra Modi on a magnificent victory! We look forward to working closely with you."
Even Lankan President, Sirisena had sent a congratulatory message to Modi.
“It was a pleasure to congratulate Prime Minister Modi over the phone a while ago. I shared thoughts that Sri Lanka too celebrates along with the world's largest democracy, on his re-election. We look forward to work together to further develop our bilateral ties,” he said in a tweet.
3. President of China, Xi Jinping
Chinese President Xi Jinping also congratulated Narendra Modi on the election results, according to ANI.
4. Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated Narendra Modi via telephonic conversation, according to ANI.
5. Russian President Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory telegram to Narendra Modi, congratulating him for his “convincing victory”.
6. King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck congratulated Narendra Modi over telephone.
7. Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani also tweeted a congratulatory message to Narendra Modi.
8. Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has also congratulated Narendra Modi.
9. Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih also took to Twitter to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
10. Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering
Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering has also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Tshering will also offer a congratulatory telephone call to Modi on his election victory at 6 pm (BST).
11. Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to congratulate him over his landslide victory.
12. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has also sent her wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
13. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his electoral victory.
14. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan
Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, has also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
15. Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has congratulated Prime Minister Modi and added that he looks forward to meet him soon.
16. United Republic of Tanzania President John Magufuli
President of the United Republic of Tanzania John Magufuli also sent his congratulatory wishes to PM Modi.
17. Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa
Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa also sent his congratulatory wishes to PM Modi.
18. Former Prime Minister of Singapore, Goh Chok Tong
Singapore’s Emeritus Senior Minister and former PM Goh Chok Tong has written a congratulatory letter to PM Modi.
19. Republic of Ghana, President, Nana Akufo-Addo
President of Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo also sent his congratulatory wishes to PM Modi ahead of his electoral win.
20. President of the United States of America, Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to congratulate PM Modi on his ‘BIG election victory!’
21. Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Modi on his re-election and said, “Let’s keep working together to improve the lives of Canadians and Indians through education and innovation, investing in trade, and fighting climate change.”
22. State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi
State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi sent a congratulatory letter to PM Narendra Modi.
23. Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory message to PM Modi for his electoral victory.
23. US Vice President Mike Pence
US Vice President Mike Pence also congratulated Modi on his win.
24. British PM Theresa May
British PM Theresa May congratulated the Prime Minister on the strong mandate.
"Describing the general elections as a major showcase for democracy, May complimented the people of India on completion of the significant exercise. Modi thanked her and expressed his desire to continue to work for further deepening bilateral cooperation with the United Kingdom in all spheres," an official statement said.
25. German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Congratulating Modi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel noted the growing relationship between the two countries and expressed her desire to further enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interests.