Election Results 2019: Newspapers from around the world react to Modi's landslide win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured a huge victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, heralding a second consecutive term of his governance. As he and the Bharatiya Janata Party surged towards victory, reactions poured in from around the globe. Following are the headlines from newspapers around the world.  
  • 15:59

    Daily News Sri Lanka

    President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance’s landslide victory in the Lok Sabha Elections. President Maithripala Sirisena issuing a congratulatory message to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi - Daily News.

  • 15:52

    The Economic Times

  • 15:47


  • 15:42

    Khaleej Times

    Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Nahyan congratulates Modi on poll victory - Khaleej Times

  • 15:36

    Daily Sun

    Bangladeshi newspaper Daily Sun featured Modi's Lok Sabha victory on the front page.

  • 15:17

    The Tribune

  • 15:04


    "Narendra Modi promises inclusiveness after scoring a dramatic win." the Mint wrote.

  • 14:40

    Gulf News

    "A second straight landslide election defeat for opposition Congress leader Rahul Gandhi raised serious questions Friday about his leadership and cast a damaging shadow over one of the world's most prominent political dynasties." Gulf News wrote
  • 14:18

    The Hindu

    "Party sheds its north-centric tag with a near sweep in Karnataka." The Hindu wrote

  • 14:07


    In projecting himself as the choreographer of air raids on Balakot across the border, Mr Modi severely bruised a fractious and unequal opposition." Pakistani daily 'Dawn' wrote.
  • 14:46

    Straits Times

    "The BJP successfully kept the focus away from jobs and the farm crisis and capitalised on a nationalist fervour that deepened following the outbreak of hostilities with Pakistan over the killing of 40 Indian soldiers in Kashmir in February." Singapore based Straits Times wrote.

  • 13:59

    Deccan Herald

    "Saffron sweep in state: Cong, JD(S)top guns fall", Deccan Herald wrote

  • 13:15

    The Times of India

    "The PMwho is more like a President", the Times of India read

  • 13:03

    New Indian Express

    "The results underlined the futility of the corruption campaign against Modi. The huge mandate is a clear rebuff of the Congress slogan of 'Chowkidaar Chor Hai'. " The New Indian Express said.

  • 13:01

    The Indian Express

    The Indian Express titled its lead story as 'Modi 2.024'.

  • 12:50

    The Telegraph

    "If it was a cocktail of anti-BJP and anti-CPM politics that stopped the Modi wave from entering Kerala, in Tamil Nadu, it was a mix of Dravidian politics, anti-Modi sentiment and skilful coalition management by DMK chief M.K. Stalin that prevented the BJP from even retaining the one it had last time." The Telegraph wrote

  • 11:48


    "The results follow a polarizing electionduring which Modi and the BJP portrayed the incumbent less as an economic reformer -- the main message in the 2014 elections that first brought Modi to national office -- and more as a muscular nationalist firmly rooted in the Hindu right-wing movement, a turn that made many liberals and minority Indians nervous." CNN wrote

  • 11:44


    The BBC had a simplistic approach. A headline without jibes or digs.

  • 11:42

    Al Jazeera

    Much like The Guardian, the Al Jazeera also branded Modi as a nationalist leader. Maybe a hint at Modi and his party's blatant stand onpatriotism and its use as a politicaltool.

  • 11:41

    The Guardian

    The Guardian took a dig at the win. The headline was full of congratulations, but then there was an addition. It termed Modi as a Hindu nationalist leader, and also took a jibe at his economic reforms, possibly suggesting their failure.

    The emphatic victory will be greeted with dismay among some members of religious minority groups, who have voiced fears that a returned BJP government would be further emboldened to prosecute its Hindu nationalist agenda, including controversial citizenship-status checks to root out unauthorized migrantsin border states.

  • 11:36

    The New York Times

    The New York Times referred to the 'Chowkidar' term used by Modi and his supporters. The narrative of 'Chowkidar' protecting the country and the counter-narrative ''Chowkidar Chor hai'' was the most intense verbal duel in the election campaign. The headline surely took a quirky approach.

    "Under him, mob lynchings have shot up, Muslim representation in Parliament has dropped to its lowest level in decades, and right-wing Hindus have felt emboldened to push an extreme agenda, including lionizing the man who fatally shot the independence hero Mohandas K. Gandhi." The article read