Global leaders pour in greetings as PM Modi secures third term victory

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) achieved a majority, with the BJP itself winning 240 seats. Although short of the 272-seat threshold needed for an outright majority, BJP’s allies have ensured the coalition surpasses this mark.

| Updated: 05 June, 2024 3:32 pm IST
Top global leaders congratulate PM Narendra Modi for his third term

NEW DELHI: Global leaders have extended their congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his historic victory in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, securing his third consecutive term in office.

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) achieved a majority, with the BJP itself winning 240 seats. Although short of the 272-seat threshold needed for an outright majority, BJP’s allies have ensured the coalition surpasses this mark. Narendra Modi is likely to be sworn-in as the Prime Minister on June 8.

The first international leader to congratulate PM Modi was Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. “Congratulations Prime Minister Modi Ji @narendramodi on your laudable victory for a historic third term. Under your helm, the largest democracy will continue to achieve remarkable progress. Long live the Mauritius-India special relationship,” Jugnauth posted on ‘X’.

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Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay also extended his congratulations to Modi and the NDA, expressing eagerness to work closely with him in the future.

From the United States, State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller commended India for its successful electoral process. “We want to commend India’s government and its voters for completing and participating in such a massive electoral process,” Miller said during a daily briefing. “We look forward to seeing the final results.”

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Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni highlighted the strong bilateral ties between India and Italy in her congratulatory message. “Congratulations to @narendramodi on the new election victory and my warmest wishes for good work. It’s certain that we will continue to work together to strengthen the friendship that unites Italy and India and consolidate cooperation on the various issues that bind us, for the well-being of our nations and our people,” Meloni stated.

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe praised Modi and the BJP for their victory, emphasising the potential for enhanced bilateral relations. “I extend my warmest felicitations to the @BJP4India led NDA on its victory, demonstrating the confidence of the Indian people in the progress and prosperity under the leadership of PM @narendramodi. As the closest neighbour, Sri Lanka looks forward to further strengthening the partnership with India,” Wickremesinghe posted on X.

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu also joined in the congratulations, expressing his anticipation of continued cooperation with the Modi government.

Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, congratulated Modi, appreciating the successful conduct of the elections. “Congratulations to PM @narendramodi on the electoral success of BJP and NDA in the Lok Sabha elections for the third consecutive term. We are happy to note the successful completion of the world’s largest democratic exercise with enthusiastic participation of the people of India,” Prachanda said on X.

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Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu also greeted PM Modi on securing his third term. Congratulating him on ‘X’, he wrote, “I extend my warmest congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on being reelected for a third consecutive term. May the friendship between India and Israel continue to surge towards new heights. Badhaai Ho !”

 

Other leaders who extended their greetings for PM Modi’s third term were:

 

 

 

 

The 2024 Lok Sabha election results mark a significant moment in India’s political landscape, with the BJP securing key support from allies such as TDP and JD(U), leading in Andhra Pradesh and Bihar respectively.

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