PM Narendra Modi congratulates Boris Johnson for win in UK election

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 13, 2019, 12.56 PM(IST) Edited By: Abhilash Mahajan

File photo: UK PM Boris Johnson (L) with PM Narendra Modi (R). Photograph:( Twitter )

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Boris Johnson's Conservatives are on course of an impressive victory in the elections which were deemed as giving a final verdict on Brexit. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Boris Johnson on Friday for his massive victory in the general elections in the United Kingdom. 

"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", PM Modi said in a tweet. 

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Johnson's Conservatives are on course of an impressive victory in the elections which were deemed as giving a final verdict on Brexit. 

The Conservatives secured 362 seats out of total 650, its biggest national election win since Margaret Thatcher's triumph in 1987. 

Its main opposition, the Labour, on the other hand, claimed 203 seats, a loss of 59. Labour's humiliating loss led to the resignation of its leader Jeremy Corbyn. The party is moving towards its worst show since 1935. 

US President Donald Trump also extended his wishes to Johnson on a "great win" and said that London and Washington would be now able to strike a "massive new trade deal" after Brexit.

"This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the E.U. Celebrate Boris!" Trump said.

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After winning his seat of Uxbridge, Johnson said that it seems that Conservatives got a "powerful" mandate to deliver Brexit. 

"At this stage it does look as though this one-nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate, to get Brexit done and not just to get Brexit done but to unite this country and to take it forward," Johnson said.  

(with inputs from agencies)