President Donald Trump reacts over Indian PM Modi landslide victory

President Donald Trump reacts over Indian PM Modi landslide victory
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*WASHINGTON: *President Donald Trump on Thursday congratulated India’s Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP party on their landslide election victory.

“Congratulations to Prime Minister @narendramodi and his BJP party on their BIG election victory!” Trump tweeted.

“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!” Trump said.

Official data from the Indian Election Commission showed Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party ahead in 302 of the 542 seats up for grabs, up from the 282 it won in 2014 and more than the 272 seats needed for a majority in the lower house of parliament.

That would give his party the first back-to-back majority for a single party since 1984. Votes will be fully counted by Friday morning. -APP/AFP

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