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PM Modi Congratulates Boris Johnson For Returning With 'Thumping Majority' In UK Elections

British PM Johnson's Conservative Party secured a majority in the House of Commons.

PM Modi Congratulates Boris Johnson For Returning With 'Thumping Majority' In UK Elections
Indian PM Narendra Modi. | File Photo
PM Modi Congratulates Boris Johnson For Returning With 'Thumping Majority' In UK Elections
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2019-12-13T12:33:47+05:30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated his British counterpart Boris Johnson soon after he won the general elections and said that he was looking forward to closer India-UK ties.

"Many congratulations to PM @BorisJohnson for his return with a thumping majority. I wish him the best and look forward to working together for closer India-UK ties," Modi tweeted.

Johnson's Conservative Party on Friday secured a majority in the House of Commons. The victory would mean that they will plough ahead with Brexit to part with the European Union, dashing all chances of a second referendum over the issue.

This was Britain's third general election in a little more than four years, and the second since the June 2016 Brexit referendum. 

Results showed the Boris-led Conservative won 326 of the 650 seats in the lower House of Commons, according to Sky News and BBC.

Johnson, 55, said the victory would give him a mandate to "get Brexit done" and take the UK out of the EU next month.

(With inputs from agencies)

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