Narendra Modi, who is elected as India’s prime minister for the second time, thanked prime minister Imran Khan for congratulating him on his win.
“I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia,” Imran Khan tweeted from his official twitter account.
In response to the tweet by the premier, Modi said, “Thank you PM. I warmly express my gratitude for your good wishes”.
“I have always given primacy to peace and development in our region,” he further added.
Thank you PM @ImranKhanPTI.
I warmly express my gratitude for your good wishes. I have always given primacy to peace and development in our region. https://t.co/b01EjbcEAw
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
Modi’s BJP won the Indian elections by a landslide win against the congress party, securing 300 of India’s 543 elected lower house seats.
“Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!,” Modi tweeted as the results of the world´s biggest election became clear.
Modi, a former cadre in the militaristic hardline Hindu group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and chief minister of Gujurat in 2002 when riots killed more than 1,000 people, most of them Muslims, is also seen as divisive.
Under Modi several cities with names rooted in India’s Islamic Mughal past have been re-named, while some school textbooks have been changed to overshadow Muslims’ contributions to India.