Trump congratulates Indian prime minister on reelection

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President Trump on Thursday congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his reelection.

“Congratulations to Prime Minister @NarendraModi and his BJP party on their BIG election victory!” Trump wrote, referring to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“Great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm. I look forward to continuing our important work together!” he added. 

The prime minister’s party appeared poised to win about 300 of 543 seats in the country’s Parliament, according to the BBC, which described the election as a referendum on Modi’s Hindu nationalist politics.{mosads}

“We all want a new India. I want to bow down my head and say thank you,” Modi said in a victory speech Thursday, the BBC reported.

“Thank you India!” Modi tweeted. “The faith placed in our alliance is humbling and gives us strength to work even harder to [fulfill] people’s aspirations.”

Earlier this year, Trump spoke on the phone with Modi and the pair discussed improving economic ties and increasing cooperation in Afghanistan.

In 2017, the pair gave a joint statement in the Rose Garden, in which Trump touted their status as “world leaders in social media.”
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