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Modi Thanks PM Khan. Says Regional Peace And Development Is His Top Priority

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked PM Imran Khan for his good wishes over Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s dominant win in Indian Elections 2019 and said that he has always prioritized regional peace and development in the region.

Responding to PM Imran’s congratulatory message on winning the elections, Modi thanked his counterpart and added that he had “always given primacy to peace and development” in the region.

“I warmly express my gratitude for your good wishes. I have always given primacy to peace and development in our region,” Modi responded to PM Khan.

In a tweet, PM Khan congratulated Narendra Modi’s over his party’s win in Indian elections. “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,” Khan said.

Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning 303 of the 542 seats, up from 282 it had won in 2014. The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has won 351 seats. 

The opposition in Congress won 54 seats. In 2014, Congress had 44 seats.

The party or coalition with a simple majority (272 seats) is invited to form the government.

In April, PM Imran Khan had said that there are more chances of peace between India and Pakistan if Narendra Modi returns to power for a second consecutive time.

“Perhaps if the BJP — a right-wing party — wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached,” Khan told a small group of foreign journalists in an interview.

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