Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Reactions pour in as Modi is set to become PM again

The counting of votes for Lok Sabha Polls 2019 is currently underway. Early leads suggest a comprehensive victory for the NDA. Politicians and celebrities from India and abroad are having their say on the election results.
  • 15:54

    Historic Victory for Narendra Modi - 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

  • 14:20

    New York Times reacts to LS polls 2019

    "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 New York Times wrote

  • 14:13

    'India votes Modi back with landmark mandate' - Al Jazeera

    "Although widespread agrarian distress and record levels of unemployment had put pressure on the BJP before the vote, Modi successfully steered the campaign away from these issues, harnessing rising tensions with Pakistan to focus on national security and foreign policy and his party'svote share increased by more than 10 percentage points." Al Jazeera wrote

  • 14:09

    Telegraph UK reacts to Modi win

    "His re-election reinforces a global trend of right-wing populists sweeping to victory, from the United States to Brazil and Italy, often after adopting harsh positions on protectionism, immigration and defence." Telegraph UK wrote

  • 14:03

    'Modi win second term by landslide, pledges inclusive growth' - Dawn

    "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.

  • 13:55

    Modi claims landslide victory: Guardian

    "The decisions of voters in the vast country of 1.3 billion people have been driven by innumerable local concerns, caste and religion, or rumours and opinions traded over WhatsApp or cups of chai at a tea stand. But the figure of Modi has towered over the contest like no prime minister since Indira Gandhi in the 1970s." The Guardian wrote

  • 13:45

    Narendra Modi secures landslide win - BBC

    "A combination of nationalist rhetoric, subtle religious polarisation and a slew of welfare programmes helped Mr Modi to coast to a second successive win. He also mined national security as a vote-getter in a manner never seen in a general election in recent history". BBC wrote

  • 13:44

    CNN reacts to Modi win

    "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

  • 13:40

    Justin Trudeau congratulates Modi on Election victory

    Canadian PM Justin Trudeau: On behalf of Govt of Canada, I congratulate PM Narendra Modi on his re-election. I look forward to continuing to work with him to improve the lives of Canadians & Indians alike through education & innovation, investing in trade & investment & fighting climate change - ANI

  • 23:00

    Donald Trump congratulates Modi

    "Great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm" the American President said.

    Congratulations to Prime Minister @NarendraModi and his BJP party on their BIG election victory! Great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm. I look forward to continuing our important work together!

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2019

  • 19:47

    Pranab Mukerjee congratulates Jagan Mohan Reddy

  • 19:45

    I thank people of Tamil Nadu for the resounding victory: Stalin

  • 19:38

    Mayawati comments on LS results

  • 19:33

    Arun Jaitley comments on LS poll results

  • 19:21

    Tejashwi Yadav has his say on LS election resluts

  • 19:08

    Jignesh Mevani congratulates BJP

  • 19:06

    P.C Mohan defeats Rizwan Arshad

  • 19:04

    Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Modi

    AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal has congratulated the BJP on their victory in the Lok Sabha polls 2019.
  • 19:02
  • 18:58

    Election Commission must show their independence: Asaduddin Owaisi

  • 18:56

    Shashi Tharoor has his say on LS polls results

    "As my lead nears 50,000 with 72% counted, I feel like a batsman who has scored a century while his team has lost! It's a bittersweet emotion I will take some time to reflect on. " Shashi Tharoor said.

  • 18:52

    Manish Sisodia congratulates Bhagawat Mann

  • 18:25

    I accept people's mandate: Digvijaya Singh

  • 18:14

    People of the country are leaders: Rahul Gandhi

  • 17:59

    Tejasvi Surya wins Bangalore South

    The scale of victory in #BengaluruSouth was possible because of the support & blessings of Sri BS Yeddyurappa, Sri R Ashok, Sri V Somanna, Sri Ravi Subramanya, Sri Satish Reddy & Sri Uday Garudachar.

    Along with them, thousands of karyakartas sweated it out 20 hrs for 20 days. 🙏

    — Chowkidar Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) May 23, 2019

  • 17:54

    I hope she nurses the constituency with love: Rahul

    Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat in Amethi. Talking to the press he said, "I hope she nurses the constituency with love".

  • 17:36

    Abu Dhabi crown prince congratulates Modi

    Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan congratulates PM Narendra Modi.

  • 17:26

    I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies: Imran Khan

    Pakistan Prime Minister has congratulated Narendra Modi and the BJP on their landslide victory in the 2019 General Elections. he says that he is looking forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in the subcontinent.

  • 17:10

    Vietnam PM has written to Modi congratulating him

    Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc has written to PM Narendra Modi congratulating him.

  • 17:09

    Sheikh Hasina congratulates Modi

    Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina has sent a congratulatory message to PM Narendra Modi - ANI

  • 17:05

    I congratulate BJP and Narendra Modi for winning the elections: SIddaramaiah

    Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has congratulated the winners from Karnataka. "I congratulate all those who are elected from Karnataka. Irrespective of the party, they will become the representatives of our state." he said
  • 16:59

    I look forward to closer and enhanced ties of Maldives-India cooperation: Ibrahim Solih

    Maldives President Ibrahim Mohammad Solih has taken to Twitter to congratulate Prime Minister Modi on his Lok Sabha election performance.

    Congratulations to PM @narendramodi on his historic victory in the Indian general elections. It is a strong affirmation of the Indian people's confidence in the BJP/led government. I look forward to closer and enhanced ties of Maldives-India cooperation.

    — Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (@ibusolih) May 23, 2019

  • 16:56

    India is an important partner to us and the EU: Andrej Babis

    Prime Minister of Czech Republic Andrej Babis has wished Modi on his Lok Sabha Election performance.

    I warmly congratulate PM @NarendraModi on the victory of BJP in the month-long parliamentary elections! I wish him much success in governing his beautiful and diverse country. India is an important partner to us and the EU and I look forward to our further cooperation.

    — Andrej Babiš (@AndrejBabis) May 23, 2019

  • 16:52

    President of Cyprus wishes Prime Minister Modi

    President of CyprusNicos Anastasiades has given his best wishes to BJP and Narendra Modi for their second year in office.

    Congratulations @narendramodi for your election as @PMOIndia. My best wishes for every success in your second term in office. I express my strong commitment to continue working with you in order to enhance the already solid and amicable relations between our two countries.

  • 16:50

    Tanzanian President sends his wishes to Modi

    Tanzanian president Dr John Magufuli has conveyed his wishes to Prime Minister Modi via Twitter.

    On behalf of the Government and the people of Tanzania, I congratulate Y'r Excellency Narendra Modi on y'r re-election as Prime Minister of India.This indicates the confidence that y'r compatriots have in you. Be assured of our commitment to strengthen our bilateral co-operation

    — Dr John Magufuli (@MagufuliJP) May 23, 2019

  • 16:47

    Portuguese Prime Minister sends his wishes to Modi

    Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has sent his wishes to Prime Minister Modi.

    My heartfelt congratulations to Prime Minister @narendramodi for his great electoral victory. Together, we will make sure that relations between #Portugal and #India will rise to a new level of friendship and cooperation in the next years.

    — António Costa (@antoniocostapm) May 23, 2019

  • 16:32

    We have noticed discrepancies in EVMs: Urmila Matondkar

    Congress candidate from Mumbai North parliamentary constituency has responded to the Lok Sabha results.
  • 15:58

    Shashi Tharoor thanks people of Thiruvananthpuram

    Congress candidate from Thiruvananthapuram has thanked the people of the city for showing faith in him and re-electing him from the constituency.
  • 15:55

    Advani conveys wishes to Modi and Amit Shah

    L.K Advani has congratulated Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for steering the BJP to victory yet again.

  • 15:27

    "I want to congratulate Prime Minister Modi for this victory: Yogi

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has congratulated Modi for Lok Sabha victory.
  • 15:14

    "People had their doubts about EVMs": Sharad Pawar

  • 15:11

    Nepal Prime Minister congratulates Modi

    Prime Minister of Nepal, K P Sharma Oli congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Lok Sabha Election results 2019. - ANI

  • 15:07

    Afghan President congratulates Narendra Modi on Lok Sabha performance

    Afghan President has tweeted his congratulatory message to Modi.
  • 15:06

    King of Bhutan congratulates Modi over telephonic conversation

    King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a telephonic conversation. - ANI

  • 15:04

    Putin congratulates Modi over telegram.

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin sends a congratulatory telegram to PM Narendra Modi in connection "with the convincing victory of the BJP at the general parliamentary elections." - ANI

  • 15:02
  • 15:00

    Modi reacts to LS results

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has had his say on the Lok Sabha Results.

    सबका साथ + सबका विकास + सबका विश्वास = विजयी भारत

    Together we grow.

    Together we prosper.

    Together we will build a strong and inclusive India.

    India wins yet again! #VijayiBharat

    — Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019

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  • 15:00

    Amit Shah tweets to celebrate massive win

    BJP President Amit Shah has written a series of tweets celebrating the BJPs victory in the Lok Sabha Polls 2019.

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  • 14:49

    Shinzo Abe congratulates Modi

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has congratulated Narendra Modi on his and the BJPs Lok Sabha performance over a telephonic conversation.

  • 14:44

    Prakash Raj angry over LS results

    Actor and Bangalore Central independent candidate has revealed his frustration on his dismal performance in the LS polls.
  • 14:41

    Xi Jinping congratulates Modi

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a letter to Prime Minister Modi to congratulate him on his victory in the Lok Sbha Polls.

  • 14:17

    Rajinikanth congratulates Modi on Lok Sabha victory

    Actor Rajinikanth has taken to Twitter to eish Indian Prime Minister on the BJP's comprehensive victory in the Lok Sabha Polls.
  • 14:17

    Dinesh Gundu Rao congratulates BJP for victory in state and country

    KPCC President Dinesh Gundu Rao has said that 'people's verdict is sacrosanct' and congratulates the BJP for their victory in Karnataka as well as the country.
  • 14:15

    Netanyahu reacts to Modi's Lok Sabha performance.

    Israel President Benjamin Netanyahu says that Modi's victory will continue to strengthen the friendship between India and Israel.

  • 14:10

    AAP hopes that Modi does good work

    "In a democracy, the mandate of the people is considered to be very powerful. We respect the mandate of India and congratulate the BJP for its victory. We offer Prime Minister Narendra Modi best wishes for his future tenure. We hope he would do good workin his future tenure," Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said.

  • 14:02

    Asha Bhonsle congratulates Modi

    veteran singer Asha Bhonsle has congratulated the BJP and Modi for their performance in the Lok Sabha Polls 2019.
  • 13:31

    Mahinda Rajapaksha congratulates Modi

    Former Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa has taken to Twitter to congratulate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his second term in office.

    Heartfelt best wishes and congratulations @narendramodi for a second term in office. We wish you and the people of India the very best under your dynamic leadership, as you continue your journey in taking India forward. 1/2

    — Mahinda Rajapaksa (@PresRajapaksa) May 23, 2019

  • 13:17

    Rajnath SIngh reacts to Lok Sabha results

  • 13:32

    "All losers are not losers": Mamata Banerjee

    Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister has responded to BJPs landslide lead in the Lok Sabha Polls 2019.

  • 13:13

    Sirisena congratulates Narendra Modi

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena wrote, "Congratulations on your victory and the peoples re-endorsement of your leadership. Sri Lanka looks forward to continuing the warm and constructive relationship with India in the future.@narendramodi"
  • 12:43

    Siddarth has his say on Lok Sabha leads in Tamil Nadu

    Tamil actor Siddarth wrote, "TamilNadu is speaking in its own unique voice. Incredible anti #AIADMK wave. The #DMK has fought a disciplined campaign and the state and its future will remain in the hands of its own. This paves the way for stability following the last few years of total chaos in our state.
  • 12:41

    Actor R Madhavan reacts to Lok Sabha Election results

    Madhavan wrote, "time coming up TO VERY QUICKLY PUT THE CAMPAIGN AND REAULTS ASIDE-& work TOGETHER & surge ahead as a NATION. The people have spoken. The results are emerging-But the thing is-WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER NOW.. to Get INDIA the glory she so richly deserves. Jai Hind.’’
  • 12:40

    Actor Siddarth shows his support for BJP

  • 12:37

    Riteish Deshmukh congratulates Modi

    Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh has conveyed his wishes to Prime Minister Modi.
  • 12:26

    Suresh Prabhu reacts to BJP lead

    Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu celebrates 'Modi Wave' in India.

    One Nation One Choice!
    Modi wave was always here and will always be in the heart of #India.
    The entire nation is united by one wave, from #east to #west, #north to #south #Verdict2019 #ModiAaRahaHai @narendramodi @AmitShah @BJP4India @PMOIndia

    — Chowkidar Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) May 23, 2019

  • 12:24

    Tejasvi Surya takes massive lead in Bangalore South

  • 12:12

    Sushma Swaraj praises Modi in response to LS leads

    A huge welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving such a huge victory to the Bharata Janata Party. I express my hearty compassion towards the countrymen.

    प्रधान मंत्री जी @narendramodi - भारतीय जनता पार्टी को इतनी बड़ी विजय दिलाने के लिए आपका बहुत बहुत अभिनन्दन. मैं देशवासियों के प्रति हृदय से कृज्ञता व्यक्त करती हूँ.

    — Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 23, 2019