Imran Khan congratulates Narendra Modi after winning Lok Sabha elections
It was when these two were at the helm when the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims from India was opened as a 'message of peace'.
Updated - May 23, 2019 7:08 pm
Even though it’s been five years down since Narendra Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India, his popularity hasn’t gone down one bit. In the 2019 General Elections, the people of India have given the 68-year-old an opportunity to lead the country yet again. Right from the beginning of the counting process, his party BJP and their allies were in the lead. On the account of this resounding victory, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated his Indian counterpart on Twitter.
The former Pakistan skipper said that he is looking forward to working with Modi towards peace. Moreover, Imran also hopes that they bring peace and prosperity in South Asia. “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,” tweeted Imran Khan, a former cricketer who became Pakistan’s Prime Minister in August last year.
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
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 23, 2019
World leaders queue up to congratulate Narendra Modi
Imran Khan’s tweet came soon after the trends indicated a resounding win for the NDA. Apart from him, world leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Chinese President Xi Jinping amongst many other wished NaMo. While a party or an alliance needs to win at least 272 out of the 543 Lok Sabha seats to form a government, the trends indicate that the BJP alone has won about 300 seats.
The relations between Indian and Pakistan have stooped to a new low after the bombing in Pulwama earlier this year. This saw the tensions rise between the two nations and India also conducted aerial attacks over some of the terrorist camps in Pakistan. However, Imran Khan, in April, was clear that there was a better chance of peace talks between the two nations if Narendra Modi was at the helm.
He noted back then that there could be some settlements in Kashmir if BJP formed the government. It was when these two were at the helm when the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims from India was opened as a ‘message of peace’. With a lot of terrorism rising in South Asia, these two dynamic leaders who hope to curb the issue down sooner than later.