Ghani congratulates Modi for landslide victory in India’s elections
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani congratulated the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the landslide victory in India’s Lok Sabha or parliamentary elections.
“Congratulations to PM @narendramodi on a strong mandate from the people of India. The government and the people of Afghanistan look forward to expanding cooperation between our two democracies in pursuit of regional cooperation, peace and prosperity for all of South Asia,” President Ghani said in a Twitter post.
Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in 294 of 542 seats with the party doing well in most states, including Gujarat, Delhi, Bihar, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
According to the trends of the Election Commission of India, the Congress party is lagging far behind with 50 seats.
The Congress is ahead in Punjab and Tamil Nadu, where it joined hands with the DMK.
A party or alliance needs 272 seats to form government, according to India’s NDTV.