BJP lead alliance of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recorded a resounding victory in the 17 Lok Sabha election.
Indian Prime Minister thanked has thanked the people of India for giving him a “historic mandate” of five more years in office while the Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi conceded the defeat in this election.
According to the projections, BJP lead alliance secured 326 seats in the parliament, The Hindu reported that alliance lead by the Congress has won 85 seats and leading in 3 constituents this morning.
A party or coalition needs at least 272 seats to secure a majority in the 543-member lower house of parliament, or Lok Sabha.
More than 600 million people voted in a marathon six-week process.
Prime Minister Modi has not just exceeded exit poll predictions but has also won a larger share of the vote than the 2014 elections, partial results show.
World leaders, including the Chinese and Russian Presidents yesterday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the BJP victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
In his congratulatory message, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his wish to strengthen ties between the two countries. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a letter to Modi noted the “great importance” he attached to the development of Sino-India. US President Donald Trump congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his “big” election victory, saying “great things” are in store for bilateral ties between the two nations with the Indian premier’s re-election.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated Mr Modi for his victory on Twitter, and said he looked forward to working with him for “peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia”.