India, May 23: 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.
Narendra Modi’s coalition is set to win around 340 out of 543 seats in the lower house of the parliament, leaving its arch nemesis Congress who barely managed to cross 100.
Indian Prime Minister. This comes after India showed groundbreaking support toward Sri Lanka after the recent Easter Bombings which took place on 21st April in six churches and hotels which led to the death of as many as 150 people. India provided intelligence support to its southern neighbour.
Next up to take to social media to heap congratulatory praise towards Narendra Modi was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In only a few days Netanyahu will become the longest serving Preseident ever to lead Israel. Congratulating PM Modi, he said he looks to strengthen the friendship between India and Israel.
Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli also congratulated PM Modi after poll results.
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.”
China’s Xi Jinping and Japanese PM Shinzō Abe too congratulated PM Narendra Modi in two separate telephonic conversations. (Agencies)