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‘Victory of democracy’: PM thanks world leaders, celebs

In his messages to the world leaders, the PM said he looked forward to strengthening close strategic partnership with these countries.

india Updated: May 24, 2019 13:29 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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New Delhi, India - May 23, 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows victory sign as he, along with the party President Amit Shah, arrives at the party headquarters to celebrate their victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India - May 23, 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows victory sign as he, along with the party President Amit Shah, arrives at the party headquarters to celebrate their victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
         

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday thanked world leaders and personalities as their congratulatory messages kept pouring in after he led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a super-sized victory for a second term in office.

Thanking American vice president Mike Pence, who congratulated him saying he looked forward to working with India, Modi said it was a victory of democracy which the India and US cherish.

“Thank You @VP. This is a victory of democracy, which India and the US cherish. I will continue to promote our partnership with the US for peace and shared prosperity for our two countries and the world,” Modi tweeted Friday.

Russian President Vladmir Putin too sent his wishes to the PM from his official Twitter handle, to which he responded, “Thank you @KremlinRussia, and my dear friend, for your warm greetings. Your support for taking our special and privileged strategic partnership to new heights is invaluable. I look forward to our meeting soon.” In a series of tweets, Modi thanked world leaders such as Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, France President Emmanuel Macron, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa and several others who wished him on his party’s landslide victory.

In his messages to the world leaders, the PM said he looked forward to strengthening close strategic partnership with these countries.

Modi took to Twitter to also thank Bollywood celebrities and sportspersons who congratulated him.

He thanked actors Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Raveena Tandon, R Madhavan, music composer A R Rahman and Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan saying he cherished the good wishes from them.

He thanked boxer Mary Kom, athlete and Commonwealth Games gold winner Neeraj Chopra.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: May 24, 2019 13:29 IST

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