US Secretary to State, Mike Pompeo on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the National Democratic Alliance on their win in 17th Lok Sabha polls, terming “India’s election an inspiration” across the world.
“Congratulations to @narendramodi and the NDA for their victory in India’s election, and to the Indian people for casting their votes in such historic numbers. As the world’s largest exercise in democracy, #India’s election is an inspiration around the world,” tweeted Pompeo.
The BJP on Thursday got an overwhelming majority in the Lok Sabha, crossing on its own the 300-mark while storming back to power for the second consecutive term.
The BJP-led NDA was close to touching the 350-mark like in the previous elections in 2014. The half-way mark in the 543-member Lok Sabha is 272.